Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED By: Miryam Hernandez
Only about one in ten Hispanics drop out of High School. A High School diploma allows students to attend local colleges and sometimes attend local Universities. Annual earnings remain the same for Hispanics with or without a GED. Even though Hispanic young men remained employed, women were likely to graduate and receive their bachelor’s degree.
Compared to the Black students, Hispanics have a higher rate for graduating. Foreign-born Latinos are more likely to drop out of High School than native-born Latinos. This may be due to the inability to tame the English language. As compared to the past, more Hispanics are graduating High School and receiving their GED.