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News Release 11-043

Share of Black S&E Degrees from HBCUs Declines in 2008

NSF report charts participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities in science and engineering

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National Science Foundation statistics show that 26 percent of blacks in S&E programs earned S&E bachelor's degrees from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in 2000, while only 20 percent earned them from HBCUs in 2008.

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