A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts,1 according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
While students around the country were studying for finals, students from the Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication (HMC) at Florida State University (FSU) were on an eight-hour drive from Tallahassee to Miami to attend this year's AHAA Thinking Under the Influence conference.
The 8th edition of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, released by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), indicates that the population of U.S. high school graduates is entering a period of modest decline after nearly two decades of sustained growth. In addition, the pool of future college students is rapidly growing more racially and ethnically diverse, putting pressure on policymakers and practitioners to address educational attainment gaps among many traditionally underrepresented populations.
Reading is foundational to learning and the information acquisition upon which people make decisions. For centuries, the capacity to read has been a benchmark of literacy and involvement in community life. In the 21st Century, across all types of U.S.
The National Hispanic University announced today that it has formed an advisory board composed of prominent leaders from across the country. The board will be chaired by the Hon. Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Latino Information Network at Rutgers (LIN@R) University launched a first-of-its-kind Latino-focused research center and digital think-tank. LIN@R will provide original research, analysis and commentary on cultural, social, educational, political and economic aspects affecting the Latino community.
Record shares of young adults are completing high school, going to college and finishing college, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available census data. In 2012, for the first time ever, one-third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have completed at least a bachelor’s degree.
Kmart has announced the launch of the inaugural Latina Smart internship program. Five retail-minded Latina Smart interns will be selected to participate in a 10-week paid summer internship at Sears Holdings corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
The Census Bureau’s annual, national-level statistics on the characteristics of students, from nursery to graduate school. According to the statistics, enrollment in private elementary and high schools was 4.1 million in 2011, down from 4.8 million in 2005 and a high of 6.3 million in 1965.
Univision Communications Inc. and Fundación Televisa announced the launch of ¿Y Tú…A Quién Becarías? – a new program where the community will select 17 college students across the country to pay for their fourth year of studies.
Columbus Day is the annual U.S. commemoration of Christopher Columbus's landing in the New World (at San Salvador island, also known as Waitling Island, today part of the British Bahamas) on October 12, 1492.