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ERIC Number: ED534115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
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Finding Your Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos. First in a Series Linking College Completion with U.S. Workforce Needs
Santiago, Deborah A.; Soliz, Megan
Excelencia in Education (NJ1)
Participation in today's knowledge-based economy requires some postsecondary education. Further, acquiring the foundational skills and critical thinking skills necessary for both civic engagement and career enhancement require some level of postsecondary attainment for most adults. Concurrently, the population growth, labor force participation, and educational attainment of Latinos in the U.S. influence the composition of the current and future U.S. society, economy, and workforce. Drawing attention on the institutions graduating many Latinos in postsecondary education is a simple way to link the college completion goals of the U.S. with the workforce needs of the country. This first brief in the "Finding Your Workforce" series provides a summary of Latinos' college completion for 2009-10 along with a list of the top 25 institutions at each academic level graduating Latinos from certificates to doctoral degrees. However, the lists do not provide important information on quality or productivity of the institutions included. These are topics for further analysis. Some of the recent findings shared in this first brief are: (1) Latino college completion is increasing but gaps remain; (2) Latino college completion is contributing to the national college completion goals; and (3) Latino college completion is concentrated. (Contains 3 tables and 9 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Excelencia in Education
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