Latinas lag behind males in degrees earned in all STEM fields except biology/sciences. In 2003-04, Latinas earned 70% of associate, 63% of bachelor’s, 52% of master’s, and 54% of PhDs awarded in biology/sciences to Hispanics.
Emerging HSIs 2009-2010
While emerging HSIs do not have the critical mass of Latino student enrollment required to meet the definition of an HSI, these institutions may soon meet the criteria as their enrollment grows and Latino representation increases.
NCES, Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, Tables 259, 262, 265, 268