50-50 Highlights: Colleges for Hispanic Students

hispanic female college graduateSince 2000, the percentage of Hispanics enrolled in college has increased by 50% to 15.8% of all college students. There are 444 colleges and universities with 500 or more full-time undergraduates where ten percent or more of the undergraduate population is Hispanic. A total of 92 of these schools appear on the 50-50 schools list.

Just over 40% of the schools are in three states, 17 in California, 11 in Texas, and 10 in Florida. Illinois, New Jersey, and New York follow with 9 each. All of these states rank in the top ten in terms of the Hispanic share of the state population in 2012. Three states in the top ten, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado didn’t have any 50-50 schools with 10% or more Hispanic undergraduates.

Among 50-50 colleges, the average six-year graduation rate for Bachelors Degrees is 67.5% while Hispanics average 60.6%. There are 48 50-50 schools where 5% or more  of undergraduates are Hispanic and have a six-year Hispanic graduation rate of 75% or better. Only ten of these schools also had 10% or more Hispanic undergraduates.

If you’re looking for colleges for Hispanic students, the following tables may be useful. The first table lists the 50-50 colleges and universities that have ten percent or more of their full-time undergraduates identified as Hispanic. The second table lists the 50-50 schools where 50% or more of undergraduates are Hispanic with a six-year Hispanic graduation rate of 75% or better. As usual in identifying 50-50 schools the four-year rate is used for private schools and the five-year rate for publics schools.

50-50 Schools with Highest Percentage of Hispanic Undergraduates
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50-50 Schools with Highest Hispanic 6 Year Graduation Rates
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