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ERIC Number: ED180360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Degrees, Enrollment and Field Preference for Black Students in the Science and Engineering Fields: Recent Data.
Cummings, Frank E.
Recently published data concerning freshmen preference, undergraduate and graduate enrollments, and degrees awarded to blacks in science and engineering have been compiled in an effort to determine areas where emphasis might be placed to increase the number of black scientists and engineers. The results indicate that traditionally black colleges continue to enroll a sizeable portion of black undergraduates. An increase in interest in engineering at both black colleges and other institutions is noted. Differences in drawing power of various science and engineering fields by type of institution are also examined. Degrees awarded to black students are tabulated by field, year, institutional type, and degree level. It is noted that black degree recipients as a percent of degree recipients at all levels demonstrate a significant decline in numbers moving from the bachelor's to doctoral level. It is suggested that vigorous recruiting efforts in high schools and community colleges as well as counseling at all levels may increase black enrollment in science and engineering programs. (SF)
Resource Center for Science and Engineering, Atlanta UniversitV, Atlanta, GA 30314
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Univ., GA. Resource Center for Science and Engineering.