Here are some key facts about the nation’s Latino population by geography, and by characteristics like language use and origin group.
In 2018-19, 79% of White elementary and secondary public school students went to schools where at least half of their peers were also White.
The growing gender gap in higher education – in enrollment and graduation rates – has been a topic of conversation and debate in recent months.
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
The educational attainment of recently arrived Latino immigrants in the U.S. has reached its highest level in at least three decades.
Around a quarter of college faculty in the U.S. were nonwhite in fall 2017, compared with 45% of students.
The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, a decline that comes alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.
The U.S. Latino population, the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth since 2000, has itself evolved during this time.
As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.