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Minority-Serving Institutions

Minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, are an important part of higher education in the United States, graduating thousands of students who have historically been marginalized in our society. MSIs include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). MSIs are predominately located in the western, southern, and eastern areas

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Degree Attainment

Bachelor’s Degrees to Women Fewer engineering and computer/information sciences bachelor’s degrees are awarded to women as compared to men. Overall, interest in these fields has grown, with more than 220,000 bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer/ information sciences awarded in the 2017-2018 academic year. Although in the past the percentage of females earning degrees has

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Undergraduate Attrition

A study in 2013 found that though more females than males that major in STEM in college graduate with a STEM degree, over 30% of females are switching out of STEM to pursue a non-STEM degree and over 14% are leaving without a degree. Additional Resources American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) SEA

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