Study: Calif. Latino enrollments are up, but graduation rates are low
- The Campaign for College Opportunity reports that a few Latinos are actually graduating college in California despite an increasing number applying for college.
- According to a new study published by the organization, only 11% of the state's Latino population completed a bachelor's degree, compared to 39% of white students and 23% of African American students.
- If Latino students graduated at the same rate they are applying, the study says, the state would stand to make $4.80 for every dollar it put into a student completing college due to tax revenue from higher salaries.
A huge part of the problem is that Latino students aren't properly prepared when they arrive at college. As much as 85% of all incoming students aren't prepared for college-level math, while 70% are unprepared for college English. The Campaign for College Opportunity has also released an inforgraphic that breaks the numbers down further.
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