K-12 and College Access

Happy Young Hispanic School Boy with Thumbs Up one Morning.

In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the number of Hispanic students enrolled in college jumped by more than 50 percent from 2008 to 2012, yet those who do are only half as likely as their peers to be prepared for college.

College Access: Ensuring Equality of Opportunity for Latinos Fact Sheet

College Application Process Webinar Slides [PDF, 10.2 MB]; Transcript [PDF, 127 KB]


In commemoration of the Initiative’s 25th anniversary, the Initiative made a national call for Commitments to Action, encouraging public, private, and nonprofit investments in the creation and/or expansion of quality education programming throughout the nation service Hispanics. Access the list of organizations that made a Commitment to invest in K-12 and College Access.