- Author: Lisa M. Rawleigh
Latinos are becoming better represented in every filed, from sports and entertainment to politics and the arts. Hispanics with a college degree increased to 13 percent in 2010 from 10 percent in 2000, according to Pew center.
And now a recent study by the University of California, Berkeley shows that the number of Latinos holding a doctorate degree rose 161 percent from 1990 to 2010, outpacing the non-Hispanic rate by almost double.
While white students seeking Ph.D.s at Berkeley outnumber Hispanics almost 7 to 1, their numbers are going in opposite directions. There were 385 Latino students pursuing doctoral degrees in the fall of 2011, a 46 percent increase in 20 years, according to Berkeley data. White doctoral...