Nancy Hernandez: Close the college degree gap

President, Hispanic Collaborative

In the U.S. today, 32% of the population has attained at least a bachelor’s degree.  If you are white, your cohort bumps to 33.5%.  Bachelor’s degrees are important to both individuals and society. Compared with non-college graduates, individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree have higher lifetime earnings, lower odds of unemployment and better health outcomes.

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