The Impact of Educational Attainment

While increasing the number of Hispanics who obtain STEM degrees is imperative, raising the educational attainment of Hispanics in general is perhaps the best way to ensure that Hispanic students are prepared to fill the jobs of tomorrow. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18.6 percent of Hispanics have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared with 27.3 percent of black, 37.7 percent of white and 60.1 percent of Asian individuals.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Educational attainment and occupation groups by race and ethnicity in 2014,” TED: The
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