Ferris State University addresses higher education for Latinos in Michigan

This past year, the Pew Hispanic Center released results from the U.S. Census Bureau that found Latino college student populations meeting a number of milestones in 2011:

  • The number of Latinos enrolled in college exceeded 2 million
  • Latinos made up 16.5% of all college enrollments
  • Latinos made up 25.2% of student enrolled in two-year colleges
  • For the first time, Latinos were the nation’s largest minority among four-year college and university students

These milestones reflect a continuing upward trend now seen by many college admissions departments. Should this be a wakeup call for college administrators? One university in rural northwestern Michigan decided to answer the call.

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