The University of Central Florida is ranked 14th out of all U.S. colleges and universities in the number of bachelor’s degrees it awards to Latino students.
Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization that promotes Latino success in college to benefit workplace needs, released its rankings showing 1,296 bachelor’s degrees were granted at UCF in 2009-10.
That number represents 13 percent of the total number of bachelor’s degrees conferred at UCF that year.
Latinos are projected to account for 75 percent of the growth in the nation’s labor force between 2010 and 2020, according to the report.
Out of the top 25 institutions awarding bachelor’s to Latinos, most were in California and Texas, each with eight institutions in the rankings.