Latinos Graduate From Top High Schools, But Nearly Half Go To Community College

Nearly half the Latinos who graduated from California’s top high schools went to community college, unlike Asian-Americans and non-Hispanic whites and blacks, who had majorities attend four-year higher-ed institutions, the Southern California Public Radio reported.

The radio station noted that 46 percent of Latinos who graduated from top-ranked high schools enrolled in community college, compared with 19 percent of Asian-Americans, 23 percent of blacks and 27 percent of whites.

Community colleges offer Associate Degrees, which usually are awarded after a two-year program. Many students begin their college careers at them, since they are dramatically less expensive than four-year schools, and then transfer to one of them in order to receive a Bachelor’s. READ MORE

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