Thursday, May 9, 2013

About 70 Percent Of Hispanic High School Graduates Go To College: 86 Percent of Hispanics Graduate High School

Posted by Milton Recht:

From Pew Research Hispanic Center, "High School Drop-out Rate at Record Low: Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment" by Richard Fry and Paul Taylor:
A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The positive trends in Hispanic educational indicators also extend to high school. The most recent available data show that in 2011 only 14% of Hispanic 16- to 24-year-olds were high school dropouts, half the level in 2000 (28%).
Despite the narrowing of some of these long-standing educational attainment gaps, Hispanics continue to lag whites in a number of key higher education measures. Young Hispanic college students are less likely than their white counterparts to enroll in a four-year college (56% versus 72%), they are less likely to attend a selective college, less likely to be enrolled in college full time, and less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Source: Pew Research

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