Latinx success grows at UWM

Five decades ago, Hispanic students protested to demand better support and a greater voice at UWM. Their activism led to the establishment of the Roberto Hernandez Center and a growing level of success.

Latinx students are one of the fastest-growing segments of the population at UWM and graduating at record-high rates.

More than 2,900 students of Hispanic ethnicity at were enrolled at UWM in Fall 2020, making up 11.8% of students. That’s more than double the 1,400-plus Hispanic students enrolled at UWM in 2008.

And the six-year graduation rate for Latinx students is 38.8%, up from the six-year graduation rate of 25.1% for Latinx students who entered as freshmen in fall 2005.