‘Viva la raza!’ Celebrating PCC’s minority milestone

The Latino community has not always been the minority group with the best academic statistics. In 2014, the dropout rate for Latino youth ages 16 to 24 was the highest amongst any other group of students with about 10.6 percent. Latino students lag behind in higher education with only 15 percent of the population obtaining bachelor’s degrees, and only seven percent of people in graduate programs are Latino.