Degree attainment for Latino adults: national and state trends

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Author: Schak, J. Oliver; Nichols, Andrew Howard


The U.S. requires a well-educated workforce to grow our economy, strengthen our democracy, and solve big problems at home and abroad. And individuals with a college degree benefit from more job security, employment opportunities, and higher wages. Yet, today, the U.S. lags other nations in the share of our population with a college degree. As others have expanded access to higher education, we've stagnated. Why? It's because the 7,000 colleges and universities across our states and territories still aren't doing a good enough job getting Black and Latino Americans - whose population...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Demographics; Qualifications; Students; Equity; Participation; Statistics

Keywords: Ethnicity; Minority group; Attainment; Completion; Trend; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Education Trust, 2017

Physical description: 10 p. (report) + 12 infographics + [1] p. (support document) + 1 Excel document

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Related items: TD/TNC 140.536

The companion publication, 'Degree attainment for Black adults: national and state trends', is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 140.536.

Resource type: Statistical resource

Document number: TD/TNC 140.535

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