Latino/Hispanic population gains in America have passed Black’s and is still climbing….
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Hispanic student enrollment at four-year colleges and universities has reached an all-time high.
A new Pew Research Center analysis of the most recent U.S. population survey data found between 2000 and 2020 the number of Latinos enrolled in a four-year institution increased by 287 percent jumping from 620,000 to 2.4 million.
Meanwhile, overall student enrollment at four-year institutions in the U.S. has gone up by 50 percent during this same time period.
The spike in part reflects Latinos’ rapid growth as a share of the U.S. population over the past twenty years, Pew researchers note in the analysis.
In general, Latinos make up a growing number of students enrolled at all types of postsecondary schools. In 1980, there were roughly 470,000 Latino students enrolled at a degree-granting college, university or trade school accounting only for 4 percent of all students.
But by 2000, 1.5 million Latinos were enrolled in a postsecondary institution accounting for 10 percent of all students and by 2020 that number reached 3.7 million, or roughly 20 percent of all U.S. students, according to the analysis.
Hispanic enrollment in four-year schools continued during the beginning of the pandemic while Latino enrollment, and overall enrollment, in two-year schools declined….