Hispanics set school, college enrollment records

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pew Hispanic Center reports young Hispanics have reached a couple of education milestones.

Last year, more than 2 million Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college and nearly a fourth of all pre-K through 12th grade public school students last year were Hispanic.

Pew Hispanic Center says Latinos were 16.5 percent of all graduate and undergraduate students, the largest minority group on all college campuses and the largest minority group among four-year college and university students.

A record 24 percent of all pre-K through 12th grade public school students were Hispanic, helped by the elementary school student body also becoming almost one quarter Hispanic. Pre-K and kindergarten students already had reached that milestone.

The Pew Hispanic Center credits Hispanic population growth and higher high school completion rates.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
    When all the schooling is over and done, they are still beaners!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 20, 2012 at 06:20 PM
    It kind of sucks that Hispanics decide to get educated to achieve the American dream and multitudes of non Hispanics just whine about not getting a degree and wonder why they can only be employed at manual labor and service related jobs. Start the hate and bigotry in 3, 2, 1, start the hate......
  • by Rufus on Aug 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM
    I wonder how many of them are undocumented or kids of undocumented.
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