Latino School-Age Youth Populations
Infographic above on Latino student population and more!
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Latino Population Research and Trends
We at the Latino Alliance value the research of the Pew Hispanic Center, a "nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos’ growing impact on the nation."
Some of their timely and important information is available in the feed below. A particularly useful study is entitled "Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America" that was issued in December 2009. It's available in its entirety in pdf format (size 3.8 MB) by using the link below!
Another interesting report from Pew is "Hispanics Say They Have the Worst of a Bad Economy: A majority of Latinos believe that the economic downturn that began in 2007 has been harder on them than on any other ethnic group in America." This study is also available in pdf format (size .3 MB) below!
2012 Latino Population Facts
Infographic above on Latino Population in the US. Click on pic to see larger image, or download pic below to review.
8/20/2012 Pew Hispanic Center reports that Hispanics are now largest minority group at 4-year colleges; and additional milestones:
Hispanics now are the largest minority group on the nation's four-year college campuses,according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share of all college enrollments. Hispanics are the largest minority group on the nation's college campuses----four-year and two-year combined----a milestone first achieved in 2010.
In the nation's public schools, Hispanics also reached new milestones. For the first time, one-in-four (24.7%) public elementary school students is Hispanic. Among all pre-K through 12th grade U.S. public school students, a record 23.9% were Hispanic in 2011.
In both cases, rapid Hispanic population growth has played a role in driving Hispanic student enrollment gains over the past four decades. However, population growth alone does not explain all the enrollment gains made by Hispanic students in recent years. Today, with record high school completion rates, more young Hispanics than ever are eligible to attend college. And among these high school completers, a record share----nearly half (46%)----is enrolled in a two-year or four-year college.
Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group, making up more than 50 million, or 16.5%, of the U.S. population. Among the 30 million young people ages 18 to 24, 6 million, or 20%, are Hispanic. In addition to gains in enrollment, the number of degrees awarded to Hispanic college students has also reached new highs. In 2010, 140,000 bachelor's degrees and 112,000 associate degrees were awarded to Hispanics. In both cases, Hispanics are a growing share of all degree recipients----13.2% among those with an associate degree and 8.5% among those who received a bachelor's degree in 2010. Despite these gains, the Hispanic share among degree recipients significantly lagged their share among 18- to 24-year-old students enrolled in two-year colleges (21.7%) and four-year colleges and universities (11.7%) in 2010.
The report, "Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011," written by Pew Hispanic Center Senior Research Associate Richard Fry and Associate Director Mark Hugo Lopez, is available at www.pewhispanic.org, or downloadable below.