Links to Research and Data on Latinos

  • California State University San Marcos, National Latino Research Center
  • The mission of the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos is to promote scientific and applied research, training, and the exchange of information that contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the rapidly growing U.S. Latino population.

  • Excelencia in Education
  • By the year 2025, nearly one-quarter of the nation’s college-age population will be Latino, but not enough are earning college and university degrees. To ensure the high caliber of tomorrow’s workforce and civic leadership, Excelencia in Education links research, policy, and practice to inform policymakers and institutional leaders who in turn promote policies and practices that support higher educational achievement for Latino and all students.

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of eighteen institutions. Because of HACU’s exemplary leadership on behalf of the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the Association rapidly grew in numbers and national impact.,_Statistics,_and_Research.asp?SnID=971604951

  • Hispanic Research Inc.
  • Since 1982 we have interviewed thousands of U.S. Latinos on almost every subject imaginable- from how they feel about candy bars to how they deal with retirement. We know the Latino mindset; we have studied the background that shapes every Latino purchase decision; we are Latinos ourselves.

  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  • The National Council of La Raza (NCLR)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. Through its network of nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations, NCLR reaches millions of Hispanics each year in 41 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas—assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health. In addition, it provides capacity-building assistance to its Affiliates who work at the state and local level to advance opportunities for individuals and families.

  • Pew Research Center
  • Search the Pew Hispanic Center database of poll questions. A service of the Roper Center Archives.

  • The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute
  • An interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, practitioners and journalists from across the University of Southern California addressing the challenges and opportunities of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city offering original research, student activities, and policy solutions. A university research center that is born of the digital age.

  • University of California STAT FINDER
  • This website provides access to detailed data on undergraduate admissions, enrollment, persistence and graduation at the University of California. Summary data on financial aid is also available.