Changes in science graduates between the 5-year periods, 1994–1998 and 2011–2015
Data from IPEDS for periods indicated.Science majors includes standard STEM fields, including pre–health preparation and some professional fields, such as nursing,
science teacher education, but excluding technical certifications like “science technicians.” Includes first and second majors in the 2011–2015 range, but they were not
separately reported in 1994–1998. URM, underrepresented minority students including: black or African American, Hispanic or Latina(o), Native American or Alaska
Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (2011–2015), two or more races (2011–2015). Note that Morehouse, Spelman, and Xavier are HBCUs; nearly all their graduates
for both periods fit into the URM category. The percent increase in total grads is based upon the number of baccalaureate graduates reported for the earlier and
later periods. The increase in science grads overall is simply the difference in science majors granted for the two periods (combining changes for URM science grads with
all other science grads). The percent increase in science grads is the percentage increase based upon the previous columns. The URM columns are parallel to the previous
columns, except for URM only.
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