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ERIC Number: ED432448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Keeping Score: Comparative Performance of Engineering Institutions in Creating Access, 1997-98.
Denes, Ronni; Highsmith, Robert J.
NACME Research Letter, v8 n2 Oct 1998
This document offers a snapshot of enrollment and graduation statistics of African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians in engineering institutions in the United States. This data provides the baseline for a series that will examine institutional productivity over time and will include analyses of retention and effective university policy in addition to ongoing access. Highlights in this report include the following: (1) minority enrollment in engineering has declined 8.2 percent from its peak of 15,181 in 1992-93 to 13,929 in 1997-98; (2) in the African American community, the enrollment decline has dropped 17 percent during the past 5 years and minority engineering enrollment at historically Black colleges declined 40.2 percent since 1992; (3) 50 percent of all African American, Latino, and American Indian freshmen enrolled at just 39 institutions, 11 percent of the engineering schools; (4) 50 percent of all Bachelor of Science of Engineering degrees came from 10 percent, or 34, of the engineering schools; and (5) at 42 of the nation's engineering institutions, not a single minority student was enrolled in 1997-98, and at 46 institutions, not a single minority engineer graduated in 1996-97. (CCM)
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., Empire State Bldg., 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2212, New York, NY 10118-2299.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.