Hispanic Enrollment Jumps 24%, Making Those Students the Largest Campus Minority

A 24-percent spike in Hispanic college enrollment has brought the number of Hispanic young people attending college to an all-time high and made them the largest minority group of 18- to 24-year-olds on campuses in the country, according to a report released on Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center. The report, drawing on new Census data, says the number of young Hispanics enrolling in college grew 349,000 from 2009 to 2010. As a result, in 2010 they outnumbered young blacks on college campuses for the first time.

vHispanic Enrollment Jumps 24%, Making Those Students the Largest Campus Minority