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

Finding Your Workforce: The Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

July 2012

Overview

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