A Spanglish blog dedicated to the works, ruminations, and mongrel pyrotechnics of Yago S. Cura, an Argentine-American poet, translator, publisher & futbol cretin. Yago publishes Hinchas de Poesia, an online literary journal, & is the sole proprietor of Hinchas Press.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


According to CUNY's Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, in the Fall of 2007 there were 4,021 Hispanic Graduate students enrolled at a CUNY senior college; there were, however, a total of 29, 445 Graduate students matriculated at a CUNY senior college in 2007. ("Graduate Enrollment," 2007)

Hunter had the highest number of Hispanic Grad students, 742, and Brooklyn had the lowest number of Hispanic Grad students, 320. Likewise, in 2007, there were 675 Grad students enrolled at City College and 493 enrolled as Grad students at Queens. At all schools, there were substantially more women enrolled than men, and at Brooklyn there were more than three times more Hispanic women enrolled than Hispanic Grad students; at Hunter, there were almost four times as many Hispanic Grad women (581) than men (161). ("Graduate Enrollment," 2007)

The numbers of Grad students at CUNY, though, has remained pretty constant. For example, in 2005 there were 20,453 total Grad students at CUNY; in 2006 there were 20, 147 total Grad students ("Total Enrollment," 2006). However, in 2007, the total number of Grad students was 29, 445, in part because of a substantial increase in the number of CUNY Grad students enrolled at the Graduate Center, 4, 543. In 2006, there had only been 177 CUNY Grad students enrolled at the Graduate Center. ("Total Enrollment," 2006)

Indeed, when one looks at the data for something like "Summary of Degrees Granted by Race/Ethnicity and Gender" (2006). From 2006-2007, there were 7, 574 Grad degrees granted by CUNY; of those, 10.4% were granted to Hispanics. From 2005 to 2006, there were 7, 202 Graduate degrees granted by CUNY; of those, 10.7% were granted to Hispanics. Overall, Hispanics were granted 19.1% percent of the degrees granted, which include Certificate, Associate, Baccalaureate, Master's, Advanced Certificate, JD, Master of Philosophy, and Doctoral degrees. ("Summary of Degrees," 2007)

It gets very interesting if you look at the Master's of Fine Arts degrees that are given out by the respective programs. In 2004-2005, of 140 total MFA granted by CUNY, 71 were granted by Brooklyn, 28 by City, 28 by Hunter, and 8 granted by Queens. In 2005-2006, there were 184 total MFA's granted by CUNY; 72 were granted by Brooklyn College, 43 were granted by City College, 62 were granted by Hunter, and 4 were granted by Queens.

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