Latino students make up most of the nation’s growth in college degrees

Latinos are making substantial strides in college degree attainment, according to a report released Tuesday.

Hispanic students accounted for the vast majority, 79%, of the 4% overall increase in degree attainment over the last five years, according to an analysis by Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit focused on improving ways to boost Latino college completion.

However, Latinos still lag behind other groups in terms of college degree attainment. Only 27% of Hispanics earned an associate degree or higher in the 2021-22 academic year, compared to 44% of other Americans, and Latinos remain underrepresented in colleges and universities, according to the study.

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