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.

Pew Research CenterApril 29, 2014

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2012

Pew Research CenterSeptember 4, 2013

Among Recent High School Grads, Hispanic College Enrollment Rate Surpasses That of Whites

Pew Research CenterMay 9, 2013

Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment

High School Drop-out Rate at Record Low

Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2013

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011

Pew Research CenterSeptember 19, 2012

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.

Pew Research CenterAugust 20, 2012

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011

Now Largest Minority Group on Four-Year College Campuses

Pew Research CenterJune 27, 2012

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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 21, 2012

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.

Pew Research CenterAugust 25, 2011

Hispanic College Enrollment Spikes, Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups

24% Growth from 2009 to 2010

Pew Research CenterFebruary 17, 2011

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.