For a snapshot of how Latino students are doing when it comes to finishing college, Excelencia in Education has released 53 fact sheets and an online interactive tool showing degree completion in each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Officials with Excelencia, an organization that advocates for education attainment for Latinos, hope that the information will provide policymakers with examples of model programs to improve Latino college completion.
In the two years since Washington-based Excelencia in Education last released fact sheets, the gap in graduation rates of first-time, full-time Latino and white students has narrowed from 14 percent to 9 percent. Nearly 41 percent of Latino students graduated within 150 percent of program time, compared with 50 percent of all students.
The materials give state-level data on the Latino population, its K-12 representation, adult educational attainment, and equity gaps.
A version of this article appeared in the April 23, 2014 edition of Education Week as Hispanic Students