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Latino Youth Summit 2012

The 10th annual Latino Youth Summit is scheduled for November 20, 2012 at The Evergreen State College. Registration is FREE and open to high school students in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific counties. Sponsored by the Hispanic Roundtable

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011

by Richard Fry and Mark Hugo Lopez


The nation’s Hispanic 1student population reached a number of milestones in 2011, according to an analysis of newly available U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

For the first time, the number of 18- to 24-year-old Hispanics enrolled in college exceeded 2 million and reached a record 16.5% share of all college enrollments. 2  Hispanics are the largest minority group on the nation’s college campuses, a milestone first achieved last year (Fry, 2011). But as their growth among all college-age students continues to outpace other groups, Hispanics are now, for the first time, the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year college and university students. And for the first time, Hispanics made up one-quarter (25.2%) of 18- to 24-year-old students enrolled in two-year colleges. Continue reading Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Highs in 2011