In 2012, Blacks were a very small percentage of the overall graduate student population in many STEM disciplines. For example, there were only eight Black students nationwide enrolled in graduate programs in astronomy, about 0.6 percent of total enrollments in the field.
The scorecard, compiled by researchers at the University of Central Florida, gave a grade of C-plus to racial diversity in college’s sport programs, down from a grade of B-minus in 2013.
In 2014, there were about 5,000 books published for children and teens. The survey found that 84 were written by African Americans and 180 were about African Americans.
For young adults who have reached the age of 24, those who grew up in single-parent homes were less likely to have obtained a bachelor’s degree than children raised in married-couple households. Income differences explain only one half of the gap.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Educations shows that Black men and Black women liked the study of mathematics in high school more so than their White peers.
The authors compared U.S. infant mortality rates to those in two European countries. They found that the reason infant mortality is lower in Europe is simply because these countries take better care of their low-income citizens than is the case in the United States.
While the percentage differences in faculty pay are small, the report states that “the average salary difference between White men and minority faculty members is equivalent to about 1 to 2 years of career experience.”
For Black male first-year students in the fall of 2013 at the University of Maryland at College Park who had a 2.3 grade point average or better, 100 percent returned for the spring semester.
The Center on Race and Social Problems at the School of Social Work of the University of Pittsburgh has issued a new report on racial disparities in the metropolitan region surrounding the university.
At none of the 15 highest-ranked law schools do Black enrollments reach 9 percent. Harvard Law School ranks first with Black enrollments of 8.7 percent.
According to the National Science Foundation, there were 18 academic fields where none of the doctorates awarded in 2013 went to an African American. More than 1,800 doctorates were awarded in these fields.
In 2013, African Americans earned 6.4 percent of all doctoral degrees awarded to U.S. students. Therefore, African Americans earned about one half the number of doctorates that would be the case if racial parity with the Black population prevailed.
Dwayne Wade, who played his college basketball at Marquette, has pledged to donate $195,000 over three years through his Wade’s World Foundation to support a program to reduce the racial literacy gap among inner-city children.
The research by scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found no correlation for sedentary work and obesity in men and a far smaller correlation for White women.
The researchers stated that factors such as gestational age, fetal survival rate, duration of hospital stay, cesarean delivery rate, and lack of prenatal care contributed to the higher incidence of maternal mortality among Black mothers.
A new study by the Center for American Progress estimates that if educational gaps were closed and incomes rose to coincide with the educational gains, the gross domestic product would grow by $2.3 trillion by the year 2050.
The provost’s office has allocated $1,170,000 to the faculty diversification effort during the current fiscal year. And the Office of the President has allocated $800,000 over the next three years for the effort.
A decade ago, only five of the nation’s highest-ranked colleges and universities had Black graduation rates of 90 percent or more, compared to 15 today. In addition, many of these top schools have narrowed the racial graduation rate gap.
At the nation’s largest universities, the Black student graduation rate of 45 percent is 21 percentage points lower than the graduation rate for White students. This gap has existed for decades and shows no sign of improvement.
According to the Gallup survey, only 22 percent of Black students who graduated college in the 2000-to-2014 period did so without any student loan debt. Half of all Black students who earned their degree in the period had student loan debt of more than $25,000.
In 2013, the median income level for Black households was 59 percent of the median income for non-Hispanic White households. With only minor fluctuations, the racial gap in median income has remained virtually unchanged for the past 40 years.
Only 57 percent of faculty of color said that they were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the jobs. Nearly one fifth of all faculty of color said they were “dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied.”
According to the 2014 scores on the ACT college entrance examination, only one in 20 Black students were rated college-ready in all four areas: English, reading, mathematics and science. Whites were nearly seven times as likely as Blacks to be college ready in all four areas.
The study followed a large, multiracial group of eighth graders in 1988 through the year 2000 when most of the participants were 25 years old. When educational and other factors were the same, a racial wage gap of more than $5,700 still existed.
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida reports that the overall grade for racial hiring practices at colleges and universities rose from 81 points in 2012 to 82.3 points in 2013.
Blacks are underrepresented in the top management levels of admissions offices at U.S. colleges and universities. And a new survey finds that a large percentage of current Black admissions officers want to find jobs in other fields.
Researchers at Rice University in Houston and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, found that since the 1990s, African American homebuyers were 45 percent more likely than Whites to transition out of homeownership.
Aster Tecle, an assistant professor of social work, will co-lead The Perinatal Community Health Workers to Support African Refugee Women and Families that will train other African women to provide appropriate information, assistance, and prenatal care.
In 2005, Black earned 5.3 percent of all bachelor’s degree awarded in engineering. In 2012, Blacks earned only 4.2 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in the discipline. Blacks did slightly better in graduate degrees in engineering.
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education has selected 10 universities to participate in a program with the goal of increasing the number of Black and other minority men who teach in the nation’s public schools. Only 2 percent of public school teachers are Black males.
In an open letter to President Obama, a group of 1,000 women of color state that “the crisis facing young boys of color should not come at the expense of girls who live in the same households, suffer in the same schools, and endure the same struggles.”
A new study finds that emergency room physicians tended to misdiagnose stroke symptoms among African American patients more often than for White patients.
Many scholarship programs nationwide have minimum test score requirements that, while not discriminatory on their face, have the effect of disproportionately excluding large percentages of Black and other minority students.
In comparing Black and White families of similar income, wealth, educational background etc., the Bureau of Labor Statistics found there were almost no differences in the amounts spent on higher education.