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Latino Daily News

Tuesday June 22, 2010

Hispanic Enrollment in College Increases by 15% Pew Study Finds

Colleges, universities and trade schools saw a surge in attendance during the recession and the majority of that growth was fueled by minority students especially Hispanics a Pew Research study found.  The increase of Hispanic students was strongest in freshman classes especially in two-year institutions that showed an 11% increase.  For-profit schools also experienced a surge in attendance experiencing 11% growth. 

Pew found that a major contributing factor to the strong showing amongst Hispanic students is their increasing rate of high school graduation.  In 2008 Hispanic high school graduation reached an all-time high of 70%. 

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