While Latinos are running faster in the education race, this report finds that they are falling farther behind Whites and Blacks in many crucial college outcomes. The good news though, is that with the right support, Latinos are poised for a surge in educational and economic success.
Explore the data on Latinos’ educational attainment, earnings, and good jobs in ten states with the highest Latino populations.
Sources: Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analysis of American Community Survey (ACS), 2011-2015.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analysis of American Community Survey (ACS), 2003-2005 and 2013-2015, and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) first-time degree/certificate fall enrollment data, 2004 and 2014.
Latino Education and Economic Progress: Running Faster but Still Behind reveals that lagging college degree attainment has led Latinos to become stuck in the middle-wage tiers of the labor market. The report also finds that obtaining a college degree remains a challenge, with only 21% of Latinos having a bachelor’s degree.