Top US universities and colleges attended by Hispanics

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Each year the number of young Hispanics enrolling in colleges or universities to achieve a degree is increasing; some colleges are definitely favored more than others by Latinos.

A study on young adults ages 18 to 24, released in 2013 by the Pew Research Center, shows that Hispanic college enrollment rates surpass that of whites.

The amount of young Hispanics enrolled in college increased by 324,000 students between 2011 and 2012, according to the report.

Higher education enrollments by Hispanics have incremented since 2009.

So, what colleges are these driven and aspiring Hispanics enrolling in?

We found the top 33 colleges and universities in the U.S., posted by Online College Database, an organization that collects their data strictly from the most trusted government and commercial entities on the web.

Universities and colleges with most Hispanic enrollment

At the top of the list is Laredo Community College, located in Laredo, TX. The college has a total enrollment of about 13,800 students, and 95 percent are Hispanic.

Following are Imperial Valley College in Imperial, Calif., Texas A & M International University in Laredo, TX and South Texas College in McAllen, TX; all have 94 percent Hispanics enrolled.

With 91 percent of Hispanic students enrolled are two universities in Texas: The University of Texas at Brownsville and The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg.

Although the majority of Hispanics enrolled at a higher education institution are in Texas, other states like New Mexico, New York and Florida are among the list.

Florida schools, Miami-Dade College and Florida International University, are also preferred among Hispanic students. Sixty-nine percent attend MDC and 63 percent attend FIU.

Schools in California, New Mexico, New York and even Texas count with less than 50 percent of Hispanics enrolled at a college or university.

For instance, the New Mexico State University – Main Campus has 44 percent of the total population attending their school is Hispanic.

At the end of the list is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice located in New York, NY, with a total enrollment of nearly 18,000 students, 33 percent that are Hispanic.

Here are the first top 10 higher education schools that attract the largest percentage of Hispanic students, according the Online College Database.

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