More Latinas are going to college than ever before. But they still face a wage gap.

The University of California, Los Angeles’ Latino Policy and Politics Institute analyzed data from the 2021 American Community Survey and found that more Latinas are pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher than ever before.

The number of Latina students pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher rose from 1 million in 2000 to over 3.5 million in 2021, and in the same time frame, the percentage of degree-holding Latinas quadrupled from a meager 5% to 20%.

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