Mobile Digest of Education Statistics, 2017

Degree-Granting Institutions

Enrollment by Race and Ethnicity

The percentage of American college students (undergraduate and postbaccalaureate) who are White has been decreasing, while the percentage of students who are Hispanic have been increasing. In 2016, 57 percent of college students were White, compared with 71 percent in 2000. Between 2000 and 2016, the percentage of students who were Hispanic rose from 10 percent to 18 percent. About 4 percent of students were of Two or more races in 2016.

Table 12. Percentage of fall enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by race and ethnicity: 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2016

Race/ethnicity 1990 2000 2010 2016
Total100.0100.0100.0 100.0
Asian/Pacific Islander4.
Pacific Islander0.30.3
American Indian/Alaska Native0.
Two or more races1.63.5

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