National Science Foundation (NSF):

5 facts about Latinos and Education

  • “Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declined and college enrollment has increased, even as Hispanics trail other groups in earning a bachelor’s degree. Hispanics cited education as a top issue in 2014, ranking alongside the economy and above health care and immigration in importance, a Pew Research Center survey found. Economic factors remain an obstacle for enrollment, however. In a 2014 National Journal poll, 66% of Hispanics who got a job or entered the military directly after high school cited the need to help support their family as a reason for not enrolling in college, compared with 39% of whites.” Krogstad, J.M. (May 2015). 5 facts about Latinos and Education. PewResearchCenter. Retrieved from:

Among recent high school grads, Hispanic college enrollment rate surpasses that of whites

  • “A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that after several years of gains, college enrollments in the U.S. fell between 2011 and 2012. But for one group—Hispanics—college enrollments were up, reflecting Hispanic population growth along with a growing share of young Latinos prepared for college. The new Census Bureau data also shows Hispanic students reached other milestones in 2012, continuing recent upward trends in educational attainment and college attendance.” Lopez, M.H., Fry, R. (September 2013) Among recent high school grads, Hispanic college enrollment rate surpasses that of whites. PewResearchCenter. Retrieved from:

Expanding the Pipeline: Hispanic Momentum in Computing

  • “Hispanics have the highest growth rates among all groups in the United States, yet they remain considerably underrepresented in computing careers and in the numbers who obtain advanced degrees. Hispanics comprise only 13 percent of undergraduate students in all fields. Additionally, only seven percent of baccalaureates and less than one percent of doctorates in computer science in 2011 were granted to Hispanic U.S. citizens (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2011). With computing careers growing at a faster than average rate in the United States (BLS, 2010) and internationally (Cervantes, 2003), it’s important to increase the number of Hispanics who complete computing programs and who are qualified to obtain high-status, lucrative positions. The underrepresentation in computing, as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), can be attributed to the small number of Hispanic faculty, combined with the lack of Hispanic role models and mentors. In 2004, seven Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) formed the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (CAHSI) to consolidate their strengths, resources, and concerns with the aim of increasing the number of Hispanics who pursue and complete baccalaureate and advanced degrees in computing areas (Gates et al. 2011).” Gates, A., Hug, S., Thiry, H. (April 2013). Expanding the Pipeline: Hispanic Momentum in Computing. Computing Research Association, Vol 25/No. 4. Retrieved from:

Computing Research Association (CRA):

  • CRA Taulbee Survey
    The Taulbee Survey is the principal source of information on the enrollment, production, and employment of Ph.D.s in computer science and computer engineering (CS & CE) and in providing salary and demographic data for faculty in CS & CE in North America. Statistics given include gender and ethnicity breakdowns ... [more]

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE):

  • Engineering by the Numbers (2008)
    This report by the ASEE contains statistics for engineering enrollment and degrees from 1999-2008 for bachelor, master, and post-doctorate students. Summary by Michael Gibbons, director of data research for ASEE.
    Michael Gibbons, director of data research for American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), "Engineering by the Numbers", 2009. Retrieved from:

Hispanic Students: 2010 Statistical Survey:

  • A report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2009,reveals that just 13 percent of Hispanics over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher, compared with 53 percent of Asian-Americans, 33 percent of Whites and 19 percent of African-Americans. This represents an increase of one-half of a percent in B.A. attainment for Hispanics since 2007. Melissa Campbell, Hispanic Outlook (Jan 2011). Retrieved from:

New Image for Computing (NIC):

  • New Image for Computing - Report on Market Research (April 2009)
    This report covers the first phase of the NIC initiative: market research and initial message testing, which was developed and implemented by Manhattan-based marketing and communications firms, BBMG and Global Strategy Group. In late 2008, NIC conducted a national online survey of college-bound high school students, ages 13–17, whose overall gender and ethnic representation mirrors that of all incoming U.S. freshmen.
    WGBH Educational Foundation and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), "New Image for Computing Report on Market Research (April 2009)", Apr 2009, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 7 May 2009. Retrieved from:

Pew Hispanic Center:

U.S. Census:

  • Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month 2008: Sept. 15 -Oct. 15
  • Hispanics in the United States
    A presentation that highlights past, present and future trends of the Hispanic population.
    Owens, Anna M., "Hispanics in the United States", 2006, Ethnicity and Ancestry Branch Population Division - U.S. Census Bureau, Mar 2008. Retrieved from:
  • Facts on the Hispanic or Latino Population
  • Hispanic Population of the United States