Figure B-1. Minority undergraduate engineering students,
by race/ethnicity: 1995–2005
NOTE: Race/ethnicity breakouts are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
SOURCE: Engineering Workforce Commission, Engineering & Technology Enrollments: Fall 2005 (Washington, DC, 2006).
Minorities, with the exception of Hispanics, show no increase in their proportion of undergraduate engineering enrollment over the past 10 years.
- The percentage of undergraduate engineering students who are white was 69 percent in 1995 and in 2005.
- The Asian share of undergraduate engineering enrollment increased between 1990 and 2003 and has decreased since then.
- Black students were roughly 7 percent of engineering undergraduates from 1995 through 2001 and roughly 6 percent since then.
- Native Americans were 0.6 to 0.7 percent of undergraduate engineering enrollment from 1995 through 2005.
- Hispanic enrollment generally increased over this period, from 7 percent in 1995 to close to 9 percent in 2005.
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- Table B-9. Undergraduate enrollment in engineering programs, by sex, race/ethnicity, and citizenship: 1995–2005 Excel PDF
This figure will be updated as new data become available. This figure was last updated December 2006.