ERIC Number: ED432448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: American Indians, Blacks, Engineering, Engineering Education, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Institutes (Training Programs), Minority Groups, Tables (Data), Universities
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
Authoring Institution: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc., New York, NY.