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HISPANIC HIGHER EDUCATION AND HSIs — 2014 JUST THE NUMBERS


Hispanic demographics: 53


53.0 million Hispanics in U.S. in 2012, plus 3.6 million in Puerto Rico.


17


17 percent of U.S. population. 50


50 percent growth from 2000-2012, largest of all population groups ex- cept Asian Americans.


27.4


Median age is 27.4 for Hispanics, compared to 36.8 for the population as a whole.


50+


More than 50 percent of the nation’s Hispanics live in California, Florida and Texas. Adding New York, Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, and Colorado ac- counts for over 75% of all Hispanics.


South and Midwest Hispanic population growth from 2000-2010 has been most rapid in the South and Midwest.


1 trillion


2010 purchasing power of U.S. Hispanics was $1 trillion, projected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2015.


Hispanic academic attainment: 33.8


33.8 percent of Hispanics 25 and over have not completed high school as of 2013, compared to 7.1 percent of non-Hispanic whites.


15.1


15.1 percent of Hispanics have at least a bachelor’s degree and 4.3 percent an advanced degree, as of 2013, compared to 35.2 percent and 12.9 percent for non-Hispanic whites.


70.3


70.3 percent of Hispanic high school graduates ages 16-24 were enrolled in college in 2012, compared to 65.7 percent for Whites.


Hispanic higher education: 2.76 million


2.76 million Hispanics were enrolled in non-profit institutions in 2012, including Puerto Rico.


51


51 percent (1,308,703) of Hispanic undergraduate students attend two- year institutions (compared to 41.7 percent of all undergraduates).


Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): 25


Defined by the Higher Education Act as degree-granting institutions with Full-Time Equivalent undergradu- ate enrollments at least 25 percent Hispanic.


370


In 2012, 370 institutions met the federal enrollment criterion, enrolling 1,579,152 Hispanics.


11


HSIs are 11 percent of non-profit colleges and universities, yet enroll 18.2% of all students and 57.1 per- cent of all Hispanic students.


69


HSIs receive 69 cents for every dollar going to all other colleges and univer- sities annually, per student, from all federal funding sources.


137


The number of HSIs is rapidly grow- ing, from 137 institutions in 1990 to 172 in 1995, to 230 in 2000, to 253 in 2005, and 370 in 2012.


48


Of the 370 HSIs in 2012, 178 (48 percent) were public two-year institu- tions, 72 public four-year institutions, 105 private four-year institutions, and 15 private two year institutions.


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