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Title:The success of African American STEM majors at HBCUs
Author(s):Forbes, Danielle Colleen
Director of Research:Hood, Denice W.; Trent, William
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hood, Denice W.; Trent, William
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Pak, Yoon; Welton, Anjalé
Department / Program:Educ Policy, Orgzn & Leadrshp
Discipline:Educational Policy Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
African American
Abstract:According to the Obama Administration, we need a workforce that is going to be STEM ready because this is the only way that the U.S. will be able to compete on a global level with other nations. However, in order for students to be successful in a major in STEM, they need a supportive environment, smaller class sizes, faculty encouragement and support, tutoring services, peer support and accessibility of office hours (Perna, 2009). Students that attend HBCUs reported that professors at HBCUs go out their way to work directly with STEM students in and outside the classroom (Fries-Bitt, Younger & Hall, 2010). However, African Americans that attend HBCUs graduate in STEM majors at a higher rate than their counterparts at PWIs and are more likely to pursue graduate study.
Issue Date:2016-04-21
Rights Information:Copyright 2016 Danielle Forbes
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-07-07
Date Deposited:2016-05

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