Mexican-American-Proarchive.com Shows A Very Low Percentage Of Mexican Americans In Graduate School For 2013
Only 2.8 percent of Mexican American college graduates move on to get a graduate or professional degree, and worse for foreign-born Mexican Americans: only 1.5 percent of that group goes on to get a graduate degree or certificate.
Mexican-American-Proarchive.com releases the troublesome educational attainment figures for the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for the year 2013.
Although the college or graduate school enrollment in 2013 did not change much since 2012, the educational attainment for these groups of Mexican Americans is unacceptable. ¿Que paso? It’s true that out of the already low 18.1 percent enrollment of all Mexican Americans in higher education, 7.3 percent complete their B.A. and 21.8 percent complete some college or associate’s degree, but only 2.8 percent of Mexican Americans obtain a graduate or professional degree. This is terrible in comparison to the total population, which has a graduate or professional degree completion rate of 11.2 percent.
A bright light in the horizon is a program formed by an alliance of Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, and Caltech Universities “to unite and boost minority Ph.D. students and faculty” by “creating a unique, cross-institutional community of underrepresented minorities and developing faculty training to better recognize and help this group.”