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Thursday, March 05, 2009

US Census Bureau News reports that the percentage of Latino college students has increased through 2007

Nota: The latest press release from the US Census Bureau News reports that the percentage of Latino college students has increased through 2007. The report containing the info, School Enrollment in the United States: 2007, is the source of the information. To quote the first paragraph from the press release:

"Hispanic students comprised 12 percent of full-time college students (both undergraduate and graduate students) in 2007, up from 10 percent in 2006, according to U.S. Census Bureau tables released today. Hispanics comprise 15 percent of the nation's total population."

The effect of the relatively increasing number of Latino college students is not only being felt here in Texas but is a nationwide process. I've only glanced the actual tables reporting the data, the trend, but it's available for those interested in viewing it in greater detail. The educational data for Latinos and all other population groups may be accessed at this link:



URL: <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/.html>.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2009


Robert Bernstein
CB09-36
Public Information Office
Detailed tables
301-763-3030/763-3762 (fax)
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Hispanics Become More Prevalent on College Campuses

Hispanic students comprised 12 percent of full-time college students
(both undergraduate and graduate students) in 2007, up from 10 percent in
2006, according to U.S. Census Bureau tables released today. Hispanics
comprise 15 percent of the nation's total population.

School Enrollment in the United States: 2007 contains eight detailed
tables based on statistics collected in the October School Enrollment
Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The national-level data are
shown by characteristics such as age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family
income, type of college, employment status and vocational course
enrollment.

Women continue their majority status, comprising 55 percent of
undergraduates and 60 percent of graduate students.

Other highlights:

-- In 2007, 53 percent of Hispanic 4-year-olds were enrolled in
nursery school, up from 43 percent in 1997 and 21 percent in 1987.

-- In 2007, 27 percent of the population 3 or older were enrolled
in classes -- from nursery school to graduate studies.

-- More than half (59 percent) of all 4-year-olds and 39 percent
of 3-year-olds were enrolled in nursery school.

-- Students in grades one through 12 made up 64 percent of people
3 and older enrolled in school.

-- Students 35 or older comprised 15 percent of people enrolled in
college. They made up 7 percent of the full-time college
students and 36 percent of those attending part time.

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Statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling
error. For more information on the source of the data and accuracy of the
estimates, standard errors and confidence intervals, go to
<http://www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsmar07.pdf >.

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Editor’s note: The information can be accessed at
<http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/school.html >.

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