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Graduate Education Programs Lead in Attracting Latinos

Not all college students will go to graduate school, but the percentage of Hispanics who get a master’s degree is especially low.

Only 7 percent of all master’s degrees earned in 2012 were awarded to Latinos, according to a recent report from Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization that studies how Latinos perform and advance in school.

Although the percentage lags behind that of other groups, this 7​ percent also represents significant growth among Hispanics. “From 2003 – 2012, the number of master’s degrees earned by Latinos increased 103%, compared to African Americans (89%), Asians (65%), and Whites (36%),” the report states.