“The study demonstrates conclusively that HBCUs are not only relevant to the country’s economic health and vigor, they are necessary,” Lomax said.
For example, in 2014, HBCUs:
- Accounted for just 3 percent of public and nonprofit private institutions receiving federal student aid.
- Enrolled 10 percent of African American college students nationwide.
- Accounted for 17 percent of the bachelor’s degrees earned by African Americans and 24 percent of the degrees earned by African Americans in STEM fields.
The top eight institutions where African American Ph.D.s in science and engineering earned their bachelor’s degrees from 2002 to 2011 were all HBCUs, according to the National Science Foundation. Read full Via Moguldom