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Latinas in Education (Data)

19% of California Community College enrollees are Latinas

16.8% of California State University enrollees are Latinas

9% of University of California enrollees are Latinas  

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Earnings in the U.S. for bachelor’s degree holders and higher are, on average, two times that of those with only a high school degree. In California, Hispanics who have at least a bachelor’s degree will earn $1.1 million more over their lifetimes than Hispanics who only have a high school degree, and they will spend fewer years in poverty.

 

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Despite Latinas making up 19% of Community College enrollees, they only account for 14% of total transfers to public universities.

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Unemployment rates correlate to educational outcomes: the higher the level of education, the lower the unemployment rates. Figure 2 (above) highlights that unemployment rates for college educated Hispanics in the U.S. were consistently lower before and during the recession than Hispanics with lower levels of education. Hispanics with less than a high school education endured the highest levels of unemployment.

 * Information obtain from California Post Education Commission and ESLR Report

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