In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, LaMont Jones writes about a new report on college-attainment gaps in Colorado. Jones pulls from the report, “Rocky Mountain Divide: Lifting Latinos and Closing Equity Gaps in Colorado” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Colorado, one of nine states with more than one million Latinos, is one of the most-educated states in the country. Fifty-six percent of adults have a high-quality certificate, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or higher. Yet, Latinos are not sharing equally in the good fortune.