Nine Colleges and Universities in New Jersey Seek to Double the Number of Black Students Majoring in Science Fields

Rutgers University in Newark, which routinely ranks as the most diverse college campus in the United States, is leading a consortium of nine colleges and universities seeking over the next five years to double the number of black and other minority students who graduate with degrees in mathematics, science, or engineering.

The effort, funded by a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, will include tutoring and mentoring programs, research opportunities, and internships for minority students.

In addition to Rutgers campuses in Newark and New Brunswick, participating colleges and universities include Kean University, New Jersey City University, Essex County College, Bloomfield College, Montclair State University, Farleigh Dickinson University/Teaneck, and William Paterson University.