Who Produces Black Ph.D.’s?

Who Produces Black Ph.D.’s?

Black students have their choice of college in a way that was not nearly as true decades ago, a fact borne out by the numbers: In 2006, one in five African American bachelor’s degree recipients earned their diplomas from historically black colleges and universities, compared to well over a third in 1977.

But even as they are educating a smaller proportion of black undergraduates, historically black colleges and universities are graduating a growing share of black Americans who go on to earn Ph.D.’s in science and engineering, a new report from the National Science Foundation reveals. The results suggest that the institutions are doing something different — and important — for the undergraduates they enroll.

Read the full article here: insidehighered.com