California’s public universities are graduating large numbers of Latino students, but equity gaps between them and white students in degree completion continue to persist, according to a new brief from Excelencia in Education, a national advocacy organization for Latino college student success.

The report also found Latino enrollment is growing in California. The state has 176 Hispanic-Serving Institutions including community colleges and 46 more colleges that “may soon meet the criteria” to become a federally-designated HSI, which means they have at least 25% Hispanic enrollment.