Hispanics are crucial to college completion goals

A report issued March 9 by Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit research group, listed the top 25 institutions graduating Latinos and noted the critical challenges that face the American economy: Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the United States, yet they lag far behind other racial and ethnic groups in earning four-year degrees, says Judith Maxwell Greig, president of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, Calif., for the Washington Post. It’s appropriate that Excelencia in Education’s report is called “Finding Your Workforce,” because demographic trends indicate Hispanics will comprise a large proportion of the U.S. workforce in decades to come. According to the 2010 census, the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010, accounting for more than half of the 27.3 million increase in total population…

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