July 2012

Finding Your Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) By Academic Level 2009-2010  is the third brief in a series reveals colleges and universities graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math fields and selected evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in these disciplines.

Findings in this brief include:

• Latinos earned eight percent of the certificates and degrees conferred in STEM; with 40 percent of Latino graduates in STEM coming from the top 25 institutions, graduates were concentrated in few colleges and universities.

• Latinos in the STEM workforce are more likely to be in lower paying service occupations in 2011 – such as electrical, electronics, and electromechanical assemblers, telecommunications line installers and repairers, and aircraft mechanics and service technicians – than higher paying professional occupations – such architectural and engineering managers and computer and information systems managers.

• At the undergraduate level, the top 25 institutions at each academic level conferring certificates or degrees to Latinos in 2009-10 were located in only six states—Texas, Florida, California, Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico—and Puerto Rico.

VIDEO: August 2, 2012 webinar releasing Excelencia in Education's brief, Finding Your Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) By Academic Level 2009-2010.

RUNNING TIME: 1hr 06min

SPEAKERS:

  • Sarita Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
  • Deborah Santiago, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research, Excelencia in Education
  • Aneesh Chopra, Former CTO of the United States, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Margaret Mannix, Executive Editor, U.S. News & World Report
  • Laird Kramer, Founding Director of the STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University
  • Issue Brief
  • Workforce

Resources

Finding Your Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) By Academic Level 2009-2010

Research File

Press Release - Analysis highlights evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in STEM

Research File