THE BRONX - A new study shows that Latina women are surpassing Latino men when it comes to getting college degrees.

In 1990, the study by the Graduate Center at CUNY showed 8.2 percent of New York's Latina women earned at least a Bachelor of Arts degree. By 2010, that number had more than doubled to 17 percent.

The change is believed to be the result of the growing population of Hispanics and the importance placed on education by Hispanic parents.

The one area where Latina women appear to be at a disadvantage is when it comes to pay. The study says Hispanic men are still, on average, making more than Hispanic women.