ERIC Number: ED432209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Weaving the Web of MSE Success for Minorities: Top Ten Colleges and Universities Report.
Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC.
This study identifies the institutions of higher education which are the most productive in the number of degrees in mathematics, engineering, and science (MSE) awarded to minority students (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanics). Using 1992-93 data, the study focused on the 17 states (and Puerto Rico) in which minority students represent at least 25 percent of high school graduates. These were: Alabama, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. An introduction lists the leading university producers of minority MSE baccalaureate degree recipients for each state and summarizes responses to a questionnaire which surveyed institutions concerning minority student recruitment, retention strategies, financial support, faculty role, and outreach activities. A chart rates states according to whether they achieve their "fair share" of minority MSE degree recipients. The main body of the report presents data on the top 10 institutions in each of the 17 states, including general data for the state as a whole as well as specific information on MSE minority-focused activities for each institution. A summary chapter notes types of programs and services frequently offered by these institutions and offers recommendations. The questionnaire is appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, American Indians, Bachelors Degrees, Black Students, Colleges, Engineering, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Majors (Students), Mathematics, Minority Groups, Questionnaires, School Holding Power, Sciences, Student Recruitment, Tables (Data), Universities
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC.