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Top 25 Institutions Graduating Latinos in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Excelencia in Education has released a comprehensive report on top 25 institutions at each academic level graduating Latinos from certificates to doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for 2009-10.
One of the key findings of the report was Latinos earned a small percentage of certificates/ degrees conferred in STEM. Latinos earned 8 percent of all certificates and degrees conferred in 2009-10. The top field in STEM graduating Latinos was science (10,900 degrees), followed by engineering (9,930 degrees), technology (8,481 degrees), and mathematics (1,490 degrees).
Also, Latino degree attainment in STEM is concentrated at the bachelor level. In 2009-10, 60 percent of degrees conferred to Latinos in STEM were bachelor degrees. in general, these students will be most eligible to enter service occupations in STEM rather than professional occupations in STEM.
Top Institutions Conferring Degrees To Latinos
The following institutions are listed from associates to bachelors to masters to doctoral degrees, except where noted after the institution’s name.
Biological/Biomedical Sciences: 2009-10

  • South Texas College (TX)
  • University Of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez (PR)
  • University Of South Florida- Main Campus (FL)
  • Stanford University (CA)

Physical Sciences: 2009-10

  • EDIC College (PR)
  • University Of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras (PR)
  • University Of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez (PR)
  • University Of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras (PR)

Science Technologies/Technicians: 2009-10

  • San Jacinto Community College (TX) – certificate
  • College Of Southern Nevada (NV) – associates


  • Instituto De Banco y Comercio (PR)  – certificate
  • University Of Phoenix- Online (AZ)
  • Atlantic College (PR)
  • Texas A&M University- Commerce (TX)
  • Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MA)


  • Instituto De Banco y Comercio (PR)  – certificate
  • South Texas College (TX)
  • University Of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez (PR)
  • University Of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez (PR)
  • University Of Florida (FL)


  • San Jacinto Community College (TX)
  • University Of Texas At El Paso (TX)
  • Inter American University Of Puerto Rico- San German (PR)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)

Excelencia in Education accelerates higher education success for Latino students by providing data-driven analysis of the educational status of Latinos, and by promoting education policies and institutional practices that support their academic achievement. a not-for-profit organization, Excelencia is building a network of results-oriented educators and policymakers to address the u.s. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and for civic leadership. For more information, please visit
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