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A study by Excelencia! In Education (Excelencia) identifies the top institutions graduating Latinos at each academic level from certificates to doctoral degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for 2009-10. The study also includes insight on Latinos pursuing STEM degrees in that timeframe.
The study found that Latinos earn a small percentage (8%) of all certificates and degrees in STEM, but those Latinos in STEM studies were more likely to pursue a study of science followed by engineering.
Though the study analyzed many academic levels of STEM studies, Latino’s degree attainment (60%) was concentrated at the bachelor level. From 2009-10: 28 doctoral degrees in science, 2 in computer science, 12 in engineering and 5 in math were given to Latinos at the top degree earning institutions for Latinos.
Forty-seven percent of all STEM degrees received by Latinos were given out at 25 institutions. For more information and a copy of the complete study click here.
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