A recent report issued by the Campaign for College Opportunity found that while Latino students are enrolling in colleges at record rates, an abysmal number of students earn a degree or certificate. While the students have very high aspirations for education, they find themselves entering college academically unprepared. In California, only three in 10 Latino high school students complete the college prerequisites and aren’t ready for college-level math and English. Many, as a result, are placed in remedial classes that are often precursors to not completing college.
Recognizing the economic impact that these trends present, the report provides a number of recommendations, including those that call for coordination between K-12 systems and higher education systems. Click to download full report: StateofHigherEducationLatino