Fact of the Day (11/25)- Asian Americans in Education

One very well-known stereotype is that Asian American students tend to study in fields of engineering, science, and math fields. While this notion is true to a certain extent, there are other trends that show a large amount of students who enroll and obtain degrees in humanities and social sciences. In actuality, a high number of Asian international students attend college to pursue the fields of math and science. Data from the Eighth Annual Status Report for Minorities in Higher Education shows that about 86 percent of doctorate degrees in 2000 were actually given to international students from Asia rather than Asian American students.