Despite the many positive trends detailed above, there are still gaps separating Latinos from other groups in overall education, and Latinos still lag other groups in obtaining a four-year degree. According to Pew Research, as of 2014, among Latinos ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Latinos have a bachelor’s degree or higher. By comparison, among the same age group, about 41% of Whites have a bachelor’s degree or higher (as do 22% of African Americans and 63% of Asians).
The reality is that economic factors remain an obstacle to college enrollment. For those students that attend college or university, an NAA Gateway Scholarship will help recipients acquire essential academics needs beyond simple tuition.