HISPANICS/LATIN@S IN HIGHER
EDUCATION
BY 2050 THE US LATIN@ POPULATION
IS EXPECTED TO TRIPLE
DEMOGRAPHICS
 Washington (2011)
 12% of the state is Hispanic
 790,000
 School enrollment
 19% (206,000) of all K-12 ...
DEMOGRAPHICS
 Oregon (2011)
 12% of the state is Hispanic
 466,000
 School enrollment
 20%(122,000) of all K-12 stude...
DEMOGRAPHICS
 California (2011)
 38% of the state is Hispanic
 14,358,000
 School enrollment
 51% (3,397,000) of all ...
DEMOGRAPHICS
(PEW HISPANIC RESEARCH CENTER)
 Idaho (2011)
 11% of the state is Hispanic
 182,000
 School enrollment
 ...
Hispanics/Latin@s in Higher Education
• For the first time, a greater share of Latino/a recent high
school graduates are e...
Hispanics/Latin@s in Higher Education
• Despite these recent milestones, Latinos continue to lag
other groups when it come...
HISPANICS/LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
AS A PROPORTION OF ALL
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS A
DISPROPORTIONAT...
UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS IN THE US
Immigration Status
Entered
without
authorization
Entered with
Visa and
overstayed
visa
Are currently
in the
process of
leg...
National Population Estimates
*Urban Institute 2009
Country Undocumented
Population in US
Mexico 6.65 Million
El Salvador ...
National Statistics
Total
population in
the US: 11-
12 million
people
Under 18:
Over 1.1
million
people
Annual high
school...
DEVELOPING A MENTALITY OF SUCCESS
(GRADUATION) RATHER THAN ONE OF JUST
ACCESS (RECRUITMENT)
Developing a mentality of success
rather than one of just access
• Access strategies
• Partnerships with Community Based O...
Developing a mentality of success
rather than one of just access
• Success strategies
• Summer bridge
• Pre-orientation pr...
Developing a mentality of success
rather than one of just access
• Success strategies
• Continually review data
• Campus c...
Hispanics in Higher Education
Hispanics in Higher Education
Hispanics in Higher Education
Hispanics in Higher Education
Hispanics in Higher Education
Hispanics in Higher Education
Hispanics in Higher Education
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Demographics of Latinos in higher education as well as information about undocumented students. Strategies to recruit and retain Latino students in higher education. Information from the Pew Hispanic Center.

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  1. 1. HISPANICS/LATIN@S IN HIGHER EDUCATION
  2. 2. BY 2050 THE US LATIN@ POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO TRIPLE
  3. 3. DEMOGRAPHICS  Washington (2011)  12% of the state is Hispanic  790,000  School enrollment  19% (206,000) of all K-12 students are Hispanic
  4. 4. DEMOGRAPHICS  Oregon (2011)  12% of the state is Hispanic  466,000  School enrollment  20%(122,000) of all K-12 students are Hispanic
  5. 5. DEMOGRAPHICS  California (2011)  38% of the state is Hispanic  14,358,000  School enrollment  51% (3,397,000) of all K-12 students are Hispanic
  6. 6. DEMOGRAPHICS (PEW HISPANIC RESEARCH CENTER)  Idaho (2011)  11% of the state is Hispanic  182,000  School enrollment  16% (49,000) of all K-12 students are Hispanic
  7. 7. Hispanics/Latin@s in Higher Education • For the first time, a greater share of Latino/a recent high school graduates are enrolled in college than whites. • The Hispanic high school dropout rate continues to fall. • The number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college increased by 324,000 students between 2011 and 2012, marking the third straight year of increases. • Hispanics now make up one-fourth of all public school students—a new demographic milestone. Source: Pew Research Center
  8. 8. Hispanics/Latin@s in Higher Education • Despite these recent milestones, Latinos continue to lag other groups when it comes to earning a bachelor’s degree. • In 2012, 14.5% of Latinos ages 25 and older had earned one. By contrast, 51% of Asians, 34.5% of whites and 21.2% of blacks had earned a bachelor’s degree. • Hispanic college students are also less likely than whites to enroll in a four-year college, attend a selective college, and enroll full-time. Source: Pew Research Center
  9. 9. HISPANICS/LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION AS A PROPORTION OF ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS COMMUNITY COLLEGE AS A DISPROPORTIONATE ACCESS POINT 3 Source: Digest of Education Statistics, 2012 (Table 238) 14% 86% Latina/os All Others 51% 49% Community College Other Higher Education
  10. 10. UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS IN THE US
  11. 11. Immigration Status Entered without authorization Entered with Visa and overstayed visa Are currently in the process of legalizing
  12. 12. National Population Estimates *Urban Institute 2009 Country Undocumented Population in US Mexico 6.65 Million El Salvador 530,000 Guatemala 480,000 Honduras 320,000 Philippines 270,000 India 200,000 Korea 200,000 Ecuador 170,000 Brazil 150,000 China 120,000 Canada 75,000
  13. 13. National Statistics Total population in the US: 11- 12 million people Under 18: Over 1.1 million people Annual high school graduates: 65,000 students Enroll in college each year: 7,000 – 13,000 students
  14. 14. DEVELOPING A MENTALITY OF SUCCESS (GRADUATION) RATHER THAN ONE OF JUST ACCESS (RECRUITMENT)
  15. 15. Developing a mentality of success rather than one of just access • Access strategies • Partnerships with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) • Developing a profile of current Latin@ students • Set targets and strategies based on data • Scholarships • Spanish speaking enrollment staff • Undocumented student strategy
  16. 16. Developing a mentality of success rather than one of just access • Success strategies • Summer bridge • Pre-orientation program • Peer mentoring program • Leveraging student groups • Latin@ role models • Welcoming atmosphere • Early intervention alert system • Maintain affordability
  17. 17. Developing a mentality of success rather than one of just access • Success strategies • Continually review data • Campus climate • Course taking patterns • Cultural events • Resource offices to provide support • Bias incident response protocol • Volunteering

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