- Author: NBC Latino
First, the good news – from 2011 to 2012, there was about a 10 percent increase in the number of Latino students taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses, according to data released in The 9th Annual AP Report to the Nation. In 2011, 153,535 Latino students took an AP exam, and the number increased to 169,521 in 2012. An AP class is a college-level course offered in high school. At the end of the course, students take an exam, and a successful score is a 3 or higher, out of 5. If a student passes, the course counts as college credit in most U.S....
- Author: Pew Research Center
Second-generation Americans----the 20 million adult U.S.-born children of immigrants----are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socio-economic attainment, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. They have higher incomes; more are college graduates and homeowners; and fewer live in poverty. In all of these measures, their characteristics resemble those of the full U.S. adult population.
Hispanics and Asian Americans...
- Author: Ronald Roach - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Between 2010 and 2011, a surge in the population of 18- to 24-year-old Latino students attending U.S. colleges resulted in Hispanics becoming the largest minority group enrolled at four-year institutions.
In a College Board webinar entitled “Education Demographics with a Latino Focus,” Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez, the associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center analyzed the 2010-2011 surge and other demographic trends to paint a picture of the overall growth of Latinos in American education and society.
“The Hispanic population has grown; it’s grown quite rapidly in fact, and more than half of the growth in the United States between 2000 and 2010 in its population was driven by growth in the...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
The nation’s Hispanic student population reached a number of milestones in 2011, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic 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 percent share of all college enrollments. For the first time, Hispanics are the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year college and university students.
In the nation’s public schools, for the first time, one-in-four public elementary school students were Hispanic. Among all pre-K through 12th grade public school students, a record 23.9 percent were Hispanic in 2011.
Today, with the high school completion rate among...
- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Sallie Mae has conducted How America Pays for College 2012, providing information about the resources American families invest in an undergraduate college education. This study focuses on the planning and payment behaviors in a given academic year, and assesses all of the resources families use, including non-education specific sources of saving and borrowing such as retirement funds or credit cards.
How America Pays for College depicts the average amounts and proportion of total costs paid from each funding source that a “typical” family pays for college. The study focuses on...