The Urgency of Now

A high school diploma is a critical entry point to the additional post­secondary training necessary to thrive socially and economically, says this report from the Schott Foundation. The report says 52 percent of Black males and 58 percent of Latino males graduate from high school in four years compared to 78 percent of White, non-Latino males. More »


Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Heights in 2011

This report from the Pew Hispanic Center shows more Latino students are enrolling in college, with 16.5 percent of college students now Latino. Five years ago, Latinos represented 11 percent of the college population. More »


Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students

This study updates previous Education Trust briefs that looked at public, four-year colleges that successfully improved minority graduation rates and narrowed graduation-rate gaps. This new report examines which four-year, nonprofit colleges — public and private — have made the most improvements for Hispanic students. More »

Merisotis Op-Ed in Huffington Post Latino Voices

They Are Us: Why the Nation’s Future Is Riding on Latino Students’ Success

As Latinos grow to more than one-third of the American population, their educational success is critical to our nation’s future. Read Lumina President Jamie Merisotis’ latest commentary in the Huffington Post on the importance of a highly-talented Latino population. More »

News release

Lumina’s Latino Student Success Effort: America’s Economic Future Increasingly Depends on Graduating More Latinos from College

Latino student success projects are underway in 13 communities. Lumina Foundation is committing $11.5 million in a parnership with Excelencia in Education and Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) to increase the educational attainment for more than 200,000 students over the next years. More »

50-state data

Urgency of Now

A Schott Foundation report suggests that without a policy framework that creates opportunity for all students, strengthens supports for the teaching profession and strikes the right balance between support-based reforms and standards-driven reforms, the U.S. will become increasingly unequal and less competitive in the global economy. More »
Related audio: What’s Driving Dropout Rate For Black, Latino Men? | NPR | Sept. 20, 2012  

State attainment data | Latinos

Ensuring America’s future by increasing Latino college completion

To inform and support state-level, institutional and community actions to increase Latino college completion, Excelencia in Education releases an executive summary and research-based fact sheets detailing the current status of Latino college attainment in all 50 states and the country. More »


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