2022 HISPANIC HIGHER EDUCATION AND HSIs FACTS
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- In 2020, 61.31
million Hispanics lived in the U.S. and 3.32
million in Puerto Rico.
- Hispanics were 18.5% of the U.S. population in 2020.
- Hispanic median age is 30, over a decade younger than the non-Hispanic median age of 41.
- In 2019, 36% of the Hispanic population was under 21 years of age, compared to 24.2% of the non-Hispanic population.
- Thirteen states were home to over 1 million Hispanics in 2020: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
- Hispanic share of the labor force is projected to increase from 28,969,000 (18%) in 2020 to 35,933,000 (21.2%) by 2030.
- Hispanic buying power rose $213 billion in 1990 to $1.9 trillion in 2020, representing an annual growth rate of 7.57%.
Hispanic higher education:
- Hispanic enrollment in higher education is expected to exceed 4.1 million students by 2026, far surpassing the growth rate of any other racial-ethnic group - by over 10%.
- The percent of STEM degrees conferred to Hispanic students rose from 9.2% to 14% between 2009 and 2018.
- 3.4 million Hispanic undergraduate students were enrolled in all postsecondary institutions in 2020-21.
- Hispanic students earned 1 out of 4 (25%) associate degrees conferred in 2020, compared to 13% in 2011.
- Hispanic students earned 15% of bachelor's degrees conferred in 2020, compared to 9% in 2011.