HSI STEM Degree Production
According to NSF’s “Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities: 2013 Digest” (see Table 7 at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/2013/data-tables.cfm), of the 421 institutions that awarded PhDs in STEM fields in 2013, only 37 were HSIs, amounting to less than 9 percent of the total institutions. Less than a handful of HSIs are Research Intensive or Extensive institutions, so not surprisingly these 37 institutions produced only 3.87 percent of all STEM PhDs, just under 5 percent of those awarded in the physical sciences, a little over 5 percent in the social sciences (highest in psychology at 7.42 percent), and 3.56 percent of the engineering PhDs. These include all doctorate awardees, not just Hispanics. Click here for full listing of institutions.
The undergraduate focus of most HSIs becomes more apparent when one looks at the baccalaureate origins of Latino STEM PhDs (see Table 7-15 in NSF’s “Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015” at http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/tables.cfm). Click here for full list.