Texas is a top state for Latinos in college

Source: La Voz de Houston

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According to the Pew Research Center, Latinos in the 18 to 24 year-old-age group have tripled their enrollment in college since 1993. The report says that while Hispanics are the largest minority group on college campuses, half of those who do go to college only earn a two-year degree.

“In 2013, among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15 percent of Hispanics have a bachelor’s degree or higher,” the Pew Center reported. “By comparison, among the same age group, about 40 percent of whites have a bachelor’s degree or higher (as do 20 percent of blacks and 60 percent of Asians).”

While the numbers still show more room for improvement, one thing is for sure, Latino students are a growing presence in higher education. To help prospective students consider which colleges and universities are the best for Latinos, “Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education” magazine releases a yearly listof the top 100 schools. Texas is one of the states with the best options for Latino higher education, next to California and Florida.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The information above from “Hispanic Outlook” magazine is based on data about students who earned a BA degree in 2013, and pulled from the National Center for Education Statisticsand Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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