ERIC Number: ED542425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Reference Count: N/A
Un Nuevo Dia: As Latino Population Grows, so Must College Attainment. Lumina Foundation Focus[TM]. Spring 2011
Brennan, Patricia L.
Lumina Foundation for Education
Recently released figures from U.S. Census Bureau make one point with stunning clarity: The face of America is changing. And rapidly. Consider the numbers: The U.S. population grew by about 9 percent between 2000 and 2010, rising from 281 million to nearly 309 million. During that decade, the number of Latino residents increased by 43 percent--nearly ten times the growth rate of the nation's non-Latino population. Today, Latinos make up almost one-sixth of the U.S. population. By 2050, experts say, one in four Americans will be Latino. The current "Focus" takes a detailed look at this historic demographic shift and shows how it affects college-going and college success among Latino students throughout the nation.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, First Generation College Students, Nontraditional Students, Educational Attainment, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Student Recruitment, School Holding Power, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Scholarships, STEM Education, Summer Programs, Academic Support Services
Lumina Foundation for Education. P.O. Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806. Tel: 800-834-5756; Fax: 317-951-5063; Web site: http://www.luminafoundation.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Georgia; Texas