Ensuring America's future: benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020

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Author: Santiago, Deborah A.; Callan, Patrick

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Excelencia in Education (U.S.); National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (U.S.)


In 2009, President Obama set an ambitious goal for the [United States] US to become the top ranked country in the world in college degree attainment by 2020. While all groups will have to increase college degree attainment to meet President Obama's college completion goals, increasing Latino educational attainment is crucial because their educational attainment is lower than other groups (only 19 per cent of Latino adults have earned an associate or higher) and the Latino population is rapidly expanding. By 2020, Latinos are projected to represent about 20 per cent of the 18-64 year-old...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Equity; Higher education; Providers of education and training; Teaching and learning; Demographics; Students; Participation; Outcomes; Quality; Qualifications; Statistics

Keywords: University; College; Ethnicity; Outcomes of education and training; Benchmarking; Educational level; Statistical analysis; Enrolment; Completion; Future

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Excelencia in Education, 2010

Physical description: 15 p.

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Resource type: Guide

Document number: TD/TNC 101.293

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