A new report by Brian Yoder for the American Society for Engineering Education finds that in 2011, Blacks earned 4.2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in engineering. This was down slightly from 4.5 percent in 2010. A decade ago in 2002, Blacks earned 5.4 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering.
Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University awarded the most bachelor’s degrees in engineering to Blacks in 2011 with 135. Georgia Tech awarded 103 bachelor’s degrees in engineering to Blacks in 2011. Prairie View A&M University in Texas ranked third with 90 bachelor’s degrees in engineering awarded to Blacks. Other universities that awarded at least 55 bachelor’s degrees in engineering to Black in 2011 were North Carolina State University, Alabama A&M University, the University of Florida, and Tuskegee University.
In master’s degree awards, Blacks earned 4.9 percent of all engineering degrees in 2011. This was slightly lower than as the year before but slightly higher than a decade ago.