Past studies have found that at every level of schooling, there are significant differences in educational outcomes both between native-born and immigrant Latinos as well as between Hispanics and other racial and ethnic groups in America. The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project monitors and tracks these educational trends because knowledge of these factors gives critical insight into the future of Hispanics in the United States. The center has also focused attention on postsecondary education.

Recently, the center explored the effects of new students, including Latinos, on American education; Internet use by Hispanics; drop-out rates by foreign-born students; paths that Latinos take to complete college; and federal education policy affecting Hispanics.

The information gathered by the center comes from rigorous scientific research, including regular public opinion surveys.  It helps educators, members of the news media, academics and other interested parties learn more about Latinos in the American educational system.

The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project does not advocate for or take positions on policy issues. The center is a project of the Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary and a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, D.C., that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.

For more information about its research into Hispanics and education, visit the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project.


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