ERIC Number: EJ764756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-7
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The Envy of Its Peers?
Matthews, Frank L.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v23 n15 p26-31 Sep 2006
The Georgia Institute of Technology: 117. North Carolina A&T State University: 145. These numbers do not represent the outcome of a high-scoring basketball game, but rather the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Black engineers at each school in the 2004-2005 academic year, according to Diverse's Top 100 bachelor's degree producers special report. Georgia Tech is also first in granting engineering master's degrees to African-Americans, and is tied for third in producing Black engineering doctorates, along with Vanderbilt University, the University of Florida and George Mason University. Tech's impressive record of producing minority engineers is now entering its third decade. The university has 29 Black faculty members, 18 of whom are in the College of Engineering. The school received more than 9,000 applications last year, and enrolled 2,462 new students. As luck would have it, they are a short distance from the Atlanta University complex, one of the most revered Black higher education centers in the world. And one can't leave out the dollars and cents. Georgia Tech receives impressive financial support from corporate entities such as IBM, Coca-Cola, Motorola and the Goizueta Foundation. Taking into account its numbers, its rankings and its deep pockets, this article describes how Georgia Tech achieved a diversity record in engineering that is the envy of its peers.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, African American Students, Research Universities, Engineering Education, Black Colleges, School Holding Power, Student Recruitment, College Administration, Transfer Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia