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