How Many Latino Students Are Enrolled in Selective Institutions?
There are few Latino students in highly selective colleges and universities though the good news is that the numbers are increasing despite the increased competition. Attending these institutions is valuable for many reasons, including higher graduation rates and the availability of more resources for Latino students, according to a new report released Tuesday by Excelencia in Education.
Of all Latino undergraduates, only 12 percent were enrolled in selective higher education institutions — universities that accept less than 50 percent of applicants.
"At a time when more attention is given to the benefits of attending a selective institution and these institutions look to increase the diversity of their student body, it is critical to look at how they contribute to Latino student success," said the report's authors, which include Excelencia in Education co-founder Deborah Santiago.