Wednesday, September 14, 2016

High Marks on Hispanic High School Grad Rates


huffingtonpost.com
Time for school again! 


A brand new school year, fresh new perspective, lofty goals, and add this great new statistic to boost you up:




Over the past few years, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has decreased dramatically and college enrollment has increased.



Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s
growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declined. The decline in the national dropout rate has been driven, in part, by substantially fewer Hispanic youth dropping out of school. 


Hispanics are making big inroads in college enrollment too. In 2014, 35% of Hispanic ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in a two-or-four year colleges.