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Chapter 12 What Type of Institutions are Successful at Replicating the Diversity of the Full-Time Student Population in the Pool of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded for STEM-Disciplines?

Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans' Paths to STEM Fields

ISBN: 978-1-78052-168-8, eISBN: 978-1-78052-183-1

ISSN: 1479-3644

Publication date: 23 September 2011

Abstract

This chapter examines the types of institutions successful at replicating the diversity of the full-time undergraduate population in the diversity of the STEM-discipline degrees awarded. The sample is limited to full-time undergraduate students enrolled at or who are graduates from nonprofit private and public institutions. Relative to their share of the full-time undergraduate population and U.S. population, Asians and whites are overrepresented and blacks and Hispanics were underrepresented in the STEM – discipline bachelor's degree population. Private doctorate and public bachelor's and public master's comprehensive degrees–granting institutions were more successful than their counterparts at replicating the diversity of the full-time undergraduate population in the diversity of the STEM-discipline degrees awarded. Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) were the most successful at replicating this diversity. These findings were consistent over the time period analyzed.

Citation

Vonshay Sharpe, R. (2011), "Chapter 12 What Type of Institutions are Successful at Replicating the Diversity of the Full-Time Student Population in the Pool of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded for STEM-Disciplines?", Frierson, H.T. and Tate, W.F. (Ed.) Beyond Stock Stories and Folktales: African Americans' Paths to STEM Fields (Diversity in Higher Education, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 243-269. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-3644(2011)0000011016

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