Hispanic student enrolments in US reach new highs

August 21, 2012

The Hispanic student population in the US reached a number of milestones in 2011, according to an analysis of newly available census data by the Pew Hispanic Center. For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanic students enrolled in PSE institutions surpassed 2 million and reached a record 16.5% of all PSE enrolments. Hispanic students are now, for the first time, the largest minority group among America's 4-year college and university students. Hispanic students now represent one-quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds enrolled in community colleges. Pew Hispanic Center