First the Good News…..

Driven by growth in population and high school graduates, Latinos are now the largest ethnic/racial group at 4-year colleges, according a new PEW Hispanic Research report.

A large number of Latino 18-24 year olds are on campus – 1.2 million students.  However, the bigger challenge remains — retaining and graduating more Latinos from 4-year colleges.  Despite increasing enrollment numbers, only 7% of the 1.5 million bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2010 were to Latinos.

Some factors as to why – here.