Latino PhDs: Growing but Still Underrepresented

Good article via Bloomberg regarding the increase of Latino PhDs over the last decade:

Hispanics with doctorates jumped 161 percent from 1990 to 2010, almost double the non-Hispanic rate of 90 percent, according to U.S. Census data.

There are programs around the country that are making this happen. Kudos to them.

While this is a great trend, let’s put this statistic in some context. Latinos still represented less than four percent of the total number of PhDs and Doctorates awarded in 2009. Additionally, higher education is still dominated by white faculty members with Latinos representing only four percent of faculty members nationwide.

Like I said, good news – but a lot of work remains.