Diversity and Inclusion in Law School and Higher Education

Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts

Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in Education
Julie Laurel, Excelencia in Education
Janette Martinez, Excelencia in Education
Claudia Bonilla, Excelencia in Education
Emily Labandera, Excelencia in Education


The release of “Latinos in Higher Education: Compilation of Fast Facts” continues our commitment to provide baseline information on Latinos’ educational progress. This compilation of one-pagers serves as a reference tool to better understand the Latino college students today and can inform data-driven discussions about improving Latino educational achievement. This compilation begins with an overview of Latino college students followed by Latinos in higher education along the following four issue areas: 1) affordability, 2) institutional capacity, 3) retention, transfer, and completion, and, 4) workforce.