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The fastest growing minority in the United States , Latinos make up 16 percent of the population.  That number will double by 2050, critically undereducated Latino 

Telemundo covers educational opportunities and career tracks for Latinos, with special attention to Hispanic Serving Institutions (HIS’s).  

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    2015 Fact Book

The National Council of State Legislatures on investing in higher ed for Latinos:

Improving college completion has become the focus of national and state policy goals.  As the number of jobs requiring postsecondary education increases, the economic vitality of states will largely be determined by the number of citizens who earn a college degree. Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the nation, yet they have the lowest education attainment levels. The success of Latino students in our education systems is a key component in ensuring stable state economies.

With funding from the Kresge Foundation, NCSL has been engaged in a project to help state legislators become more aware of the trends and issues surrounding Latino educational attainment. As a part of this project, NCSL is releasing two new briefs.

Investing in Higher Education for Latinos: Trends in Latino College Access and Success provides state-by-state demographic and education-related data. Every state faces unique challenges and opportunities to support Latino student success and improve overall college attainment rates. This brief offers an overview of achievement gaps in each state and highlights the areas that could be targeted to improve Latino student access and success.

By Michelle Camacho Liu



Click below for an interactive map and growth table of the Latino population: