There continues to be a lot of discussion around STEM careers and STEM education, and for good reason.  It is estimated that the US will need to add 1 million STEM professionals over the next 5 years.   As the country's population becomes more diverse, it will be necessary to premare more people of color for those careers.  Of course, HBCUs will continue to play a significant role.  Even though the majority of black students (approximately 90%) attend predominantly white institutions (PWIs),  21 of the top 50 institutions (42%) for educating African-American graduates who go on to receive their doctorates in science and engineering, are HBCUs.  HBCU's produce 27 percent of African-American students with bachelor's degrees in STEM fields.  

The top HBCU producers of STEM graduates (bachelor's degrees) were determined by evaluting data published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Top 100 Degree Producers 2016, 2015, 2014.  Schools who were Top 50 producers of bachelor's degrees in biological sciences, physical sciences, engineering (not engineering technology) and math were evaluated to determine which schools graduated the most black students in these fields. 


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