There has been some ongoing interest (or debate, really), as of late, on the value and relevance of HBCUs.
Admittedly outdated data (more data, data) puts the percent of bachelors degrees awarded to African Americans in STEM fields somewhere between 30-50% (range indicates modulation over the past 10 years). HBCUs also appear to award STEM bachelors degrees to African American women at even higher percentages. The majority of Black recipients of doctoral degrees earn bachelors from HBCUs, with ~30% of Black science and engineering doctoral graduates having bachelors degrees from HBCUs. So the topic of HBCUs is very relevant to the #BLACKandSTEM community.
Today’s #BLACKandSTEM question: Did you attend an HBCU? Why/why not?
Additional data on HBCUs:
If you did attend an HBCU, consider filling your HBCU in on your successes. Help them track the outcomes of their graduates.