- Author: American Institutes for Research
Hispanics and African Americans are more likely to go into debt while earning a doctorate in the sciences than their white and Asian counterparts, according to an issue brief by experts at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The disparity is largest for African Americans, who are twice as likely to accrue more than $30,000 in debt.
"The Price of a Science PhD: Variations in Student Debt Levels Across Disciplines and Race/Ethnicity" examines debt accrued by those who were U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents when they...
- Author: Myriam Grajales-Hall
A report released by the University of California, Riverside, indicates that more attention needs to be placed on finances to increase the number of Latino students graduating in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The authors of the report found STEM majors receiving more financial support from their parents were more likely to graduate from highly selective institutions than students with less support.
According to the authors, the findings reveal yet another way that Latina and Latino students are disadvantaged in the current context of rising college costs and falling non-loan financial aid.