Howard University Is the Top Feeder Institution for Black Doctoral Recipients in the Sciences and Engineering

The National Science Foundation has released data showing that for the five-year period from 2004 to 2008, 100 black students who earned doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines spent their undergraduate years at Howard University. Florida A&M University in Tallahassee ranked second sending 77 graduates on to science and engineering doctorates in the period. Spelman College in Atlanta ranked third, producing 71 graduates who went on to win a doctorate in science or engineering from 2004 to 2008.

The predominantly white undergraduate institution that produced the most black graduates who went on to earn a science or engineering doctorate in the five-year period was the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The University of Maryland at College Park ranked second, followed by the University of California at Berkeley.