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ERIC Number: ED511708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Hispanic Americans among Degree Recipients in Physics and Geoscience. Focus On
Czujko, Roman; Nicholson, Starr
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
The bachelor's data in this Focus On were all compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data system for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The PhD data in this focus on were all compiled from WebCASPAR, the integrated science and engineering resources data system maintained by the National Science Foundation. The data on the representation of minorities among physics faculty in universities and 4-year colleges were collected from the Statistical Research Center's Academic Workforce Survey. This study reveals that Hispanic Americans are increasing their representation among the US population in general and increasing their presence among college graduates. Hispanics comprise 15% of the population. However, they are not randomly distributed across the country. In fact, their concentration is such that only 9 states as well as Puerto Rico have a population that is 15% or more Hispanic. (Contains 4 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center