August 23, 2016 — In order to reach the goals we set around credential attainment, and reap the accompanying economic and social benefits, we must continue to work to close the educational attainment gap, especially between Latinos and their white counterparts, says Deborah Santiago, COO and Vice President for Policy at Excelencia in Education. In the last 20 years, Latino enrollment in higher education has tripled, from 1 to 3.2 million, making them the second largest student population enrolled in higher education today. Meanwhile, Latino attainment of an associate’s degree or higher has nearly doubled, from 12% in 1995 to 23% in 2014. Despite these gains, we must continue to work to increase and accelerate Latino student success to truly achieve educational equity and reach our degree attainment goals. Read the full piece here.


 

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