New Milestones for Hispanic Students
Newly released Census Bureau data show that among 18- to 24-year-old recent high school graduates, a higher share of Hispanics (49%) than non-Hispanic whites (47%) were enrolled in college in 2012. However, because of higher Hispanic high school dropout rates, the share of all Hispanic young people ages 18 to 24 enrolled in college (37.5%) lags the share of whites (42.1%). The Census data documented several new milestones for Latino students. Read more at FactTank.