Educational outcomes differ between native-born and immigrant Latinos and between Latinos and other racial and ethnic groups. Measuring those differences and the factors that produce them are critical to understanding the Latino future. The project’s research focuses on trends in school enrollment and educational attainment.
Also see our statistical portraits, state and county databases, demographic profiles and Census 2010 tables for data on the characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States.
Among Recent High School Grads, Hispanic College Enrollment Rate Surpasses That of Whites
Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment
High School Drop-out Rate at Record Low
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011
Characteristics of the 60 Largest Metropolitan Areas by Hispanic Population
Nearly half (45%) of the nation’s Hispanic population lives in just 10 metropolitan areas and over 75% live in 60 of the largest Hispanic metropolitan areas, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center.
Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011
Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses
The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties
Among the 50.7 million Hispanics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey.
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2010
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey.
Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups
24% Growth from 2009 to 2010
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2009
This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Hispanic Center tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey.
Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED
Just one-in-ten Hispanic high school drop-outs has a General Educational Development (GED) credential, widely regarded as the best “second chance” pathway to college, vocational training and military service for adults who do not graduate high school.