Good news about college rates

Hispanic College Entry Rate Increases
— reported by

Overall first-year, first-time Hispanic enrollment in postsecondary education increased much faster than non-Hispanic white enrollment between 1996 and 2001 in each of seven states that collectively account for 80 percent of U.S. Hispanic college students.

At the same time, white freshman college enrollment became significantly more concentrated in four-year institutions (vs. two-year and non-degree-granting programs) over this period — up 11 percentage points — while the proportion of Hispanic freshmen in four-year programs increased by 2 percentage points.

This is good news. Not great news, but still good. To read the entire report, access the PDF version at Pew Hispanic.

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