College Attendance and Second-Generation Hispanics

While currently white people and Asians are earning more college degrees than people from other ethnic groups, it looks like Hispanic students are catching up.

According to a piece by Elizabeth Llorente at Fox News:

Second-generation Latinas are enrolling in college at the same rate as third-generation non-Hispanic white women, but they are not completing their education at a comparable rate, according to a new study of immigrant-origin young adults released Tuesday by the Migration Policy Institute.

Latinas have a 46 percent college enrollment rate, roughly the same as non-Latina white women…. Slightly more than 50 percent of non-Latina white women obtain their degree, compared with Latinas at 33 percent, according to the study.

Second-generation Hispanic men enrolled in college at a rate of 37 percent. White men enrolled at a 40 percent rate. Only about 20 percent of Hispanic men, however, earn college degrees.

Read the report on the higher education status of Hispanics here.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer