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ERIC Number: ED502482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Role of HBCUs as Baccalaureate-Origin Institutions of Black S&E Doctorate Recipients. InfoBrief. NSF 08-319
Burrelli, Joan; Rapoport, Alan
National Science Foundation
This InfoBrief investigates the role and relevance of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in enhancing educational opportunities for African Americans by examining the role of HBCUs as baccalaureate-origin institutions of black science and engineering (S&E) doctorate recipients. It examines trends primarily during the past two decades and compares HBCUs to non-HBCU institutions, to different Carnegie types of institutions, and to a select group of baccalaureate colleges--the Oberlin 50 (minus Hampton University which is an HBCU). The InfoBrief also examines differences between public and private institutions. The analysis focuses on two types of output variables: the absolute number of doctorates and the institutional yield--the number of S&E doctorates in a given year per thousand bachelor's degrees awarded in all fields 9 years (the median time from bachelor's--to-doctorate receipt for S&E doctorates) prior to that year. (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures, and 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A