Hispanics Now 2nd Largest Ethnic Group on Campus
The Pew Hispanic Center has just issued a report showing that Hispanic college enrollment grew 24% in just one year. One year! Latinos now outnumber African-Americans on campus in the U.S., making them the second largest ethnic group on campus.
More fascinating points from the report:
- White non-Hispanic enrollment actually dropped by 320,000 students.
- The total population of Hispanic 18-24 year olds grew by 7% last year. (It’s not just that there are more Latinos, but more of them are going to college.)
- Hispanics are disproportionately enrolled in 2-year colleges. They make up 22% of 2-year colleges while only 12% of 4-year schools. (Could this be a reason why major national Christian ministries have been slow to reach Latinos? We tend to be more active on 4-year schools and have more success there.)
Read the full report here (PDF): “Hispanic Enrollment Spikes”
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