U.S. Census Data Show Impressive Education Gains Among Latinos
High school graduation rates and college attendance among Latinos have been growing steadily over the past few decades. Those educational gains hit a new high in 2021, according to U.S. Census figures. That year, 88.5% of Latinos ages 25-29 had graduated high school. Over half of young Latinos had attended college.
Past comparisons show just how impressive these gains are. In 1996, the young Latino graduation rate was 58.2% and, in 2005, just one-third of young Latinos had attended some college.
The largest gains in 2021 were seen among people of Mexican and Central American heritage. All Latino groups saw improvements, however.
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