Public Ivy League Universities and the Lack of Hispanic / Latino(a/x) Representation


The purpose of this study is to investigate the lack of Hispanic or Latinx faculty and student representation in Texas institutions considered Public Ivy League. While the total number of these students have risen in the last decade, we questioned whether this positive impact has led to more fruitful career paths around the state. In our research we have noticed that Hispanic individuals are still highly underrepresented in these types of institutions as either faculty or student members. As such, this research study focuses on providing a comparison outlook on the lack of Hispanic or Latinx representation in three major state university. Our research study is based on a quantitative critical analysis of noted publications and university fact sheet websites. We aimed to determine how Hispanic representation compares to their white majority counterparts. Our research study also aimed to find out whether this aspect can be considered as a leading cause of Hispanic or Latinx not pursuing higher learning degrees or even receiving higher income positions. Due to these aspects, we believe that this research study has a very important implications in finding the root cause of the lack of representation in these Public Ivy League institutions as well as figuring out the best way to resolve the issues surrounding the lack of Hispanic or Latinx in higher important career positions. We intend to promote that by not correcting this issue we will create even more issues that will become more harmful to society and the future of the Nation.

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Cassia Guajardo, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
Johnny Salinas, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States

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Conference: IICE2023
Stream: Education

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Posted by James Alexander Gordon