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Hispanic College Enrollment Spike Narrowing Gaps with Other Groups

Hispanics in 2010 represented 15 percent of the some 12 million students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges, a jump of 24 percent from the previous year. The article also tracks college enrollment figures per race, noting that whereas in 1967 some 13 percent of black 18-24-year-olds were enrolled in college, by 2010 that figure went up to 38 percent. Also, “Young black students continued to outnumber young Hispanic students by a dwindling margin at four-year colleges and universities.”