Campus News

Latino enrollment reaches new high

Latino students became the largest minority group enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in 2011, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center. The study estimated that the number of Latino students between the ages of 18 and 24 enrolled in college exceeded 2 million for the first time and make up about 16.5 percent of enrollments.

Researchers credit the growing numbers to increases in the Latino population in the U.S. and greater eligibility for Latino students.

The number of Latinos receiving bachelor’s degrees is also at an all-time high with 140,000 in 2010.