- The Pew Research Center released a study based on Census Bureau data Thursday that shows Latinos have made larger gains than other groups in high school completion and college attendance.
- Though they are still less likely than Asian, white or black students to attend a four-year college or go to school full-time, Hispanic high school graduates last year became more likely to go directly to college than their white peers.
- Latinos are also still the most likely demographic to drop out of high school, although their dropout rate has been cut in half to 14% in the past 12 years.
From the article:
... “This is the maturation of a big second generation among Latinos — native born, and educated in American schools,” said Richard Fry, the lead author of the report. He noted survey results showing that Latinos were more likely than white students to say that a college degree is essential to get ahead in life. ...