Monday, May 19, 2008

More than 25% of Latino men ages 25 and older in the United States have less than a ninth-grade education, compared to 7% of all males

Some 57% of Latino males ages 25 and older had a high school diploma, compared to 90% of white, non-Hispanics. In 2004, 29% of Latino males ages 18 to 24 were dropouts, compared to 7% of white males and 14% of black males. Around 32% of males 25 or older have a bachelor's degree or higher, but only 9% of Latino males do. And while the rate of Latino females going to college is increasing, the rate of Latino males is decreasing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 1976, 55% of Latinos in higher education were male. By 2004, 41% of college-enrolled Latinos were male, the Center reported.

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