The number of Latinos graduating from Colorado high schools and college still lags behind the graduation rates for white students, according to a study released today.
The report, which looked at national and state-by-state trends in Latino graduation and degree attainment, was released by Excelencia in Education, a research group focused on racial and ethnic trends in education.
Colorado has the eighth largest Latino population in the country, but only 18 percent of Latinos in Colorado received a college degree, compared with 44 percent of the general population. Nationally, the average rate was 20 percent for Latinos.
The top colleges for Latinos receiving bachelor degrees were, in order,:
- Metropolitan State College of Denver
- University of Colorado-Boulder
- Colorado State University-Fort Collins
- University of Colorado-Denver
- Colorado State University-Pueblo