North Carolina A&T State University #1 HBCU of STEM Graduates – Top 10 STEM HBCUs
As the country’s population becomes more diverse, it will be necessary to prepare more people of color for those careers. Of course, HBCUs will continue to play a significant role. Even though the majority of black students (approximately 90%) attend predominantly white institutions (PWIs), 21 of the top 50 institutions (42%) for educating African-American graduates who go on to receive their doctorates in science and engineering, are HBCUs. HBCU’s produce 27 percent of African-American students with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. The Hundred-Seven has identified the top HBCU producers of STEM graduates (bachelor’s degrees).
A report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in January indicates that STEM careers saw a growth rate nearly double that of other careers and that 93% of STEM jobs had a salary that was above the national average for non-STEM occupations. However, African-Americans make up less than 5% of the STEM workforce. In order to meet the needs of this constantly growing field, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are graduating more African-Americans with bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. The Hundred-Seven has published a list of the HBCUs that graduate the most African-Americans in the areas of biological sciences, physical sciences, computer science, engineering, and math.
The Hundred-Seven was founded by educator, historian and HBCU expert, Leslie D.W. Jones to promote higher education through Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Hundred-Seven’s website launched two months ago, not only highlights the accomplishments of HBCUs and their alumni but includes the only online searchable database that features every academic program offered by every HBCU. Thousands of visitors, including students, parents, and counselors have already connected with the site to identify which college has the academic program to meet their needs. The Hundred-Seven’s site includes more than 1000 academic programs ranging from common programs like Accounting, Education, and Psychology to a unique offering like Motorsports Management, Golf Management, and Jewelry Design. All levels of degrees are included, from Associates to Doctoral degrees, certificate and online programs.
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