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Study On Latinos Graduating From College

College is a goal for the majority of Latinos graduating from California high schools. But a new report out Tuesday shows few Latinos actually finish college.

Aired 11/5/13 on KPBS News.

College is a goal for the majority of Latinos graduating from California high schools. But a new report out Tuesday shows few Latinos actually finish college.

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The State Of Latinos In Higher Education In California

The State Of Latinos In Higher Education In California

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El Estado De Latinos En La Educación Superior En California

El Estado De Latinos En La Educación Superior En California

El informe de Campaña para la Oportunidad Universitaria.

The study from the organization The Campaign for College Opportunity finds seven out of 10 California Latino high school graduates enrolled in college last year. But just 11 percent of Latino adults in the state have a bachelor's or graduate degree.

Michelle Siqueiros is the group's executive director. She said closing that gap is crucial as Latinos make up more of the state's native-born population.

"I think sometimes there's a misconception that Latinos are mostly immigrants," Siqueiros said. "That's certainly not true in California. That's certainly not true for our young kids that are in school today. Ninety-five percent of them were born here."

Siqueiros said Latinos are more likely to go to community college and more likely to attend classes part time. They make up a relatively small portion of the student bodies at UC and CSU schools.

Credit: The Campaign for College Opportunities

According to a new report, fewer Latino students are graduating from college.

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