President Donald Trump meets with the presidents and chancellors from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Lauren Victoria Burke/NNPA)
By Lauren Victoria Burke
NNPA Newswire Contributor
President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tues., Feb. 28, 2017.
Although HBCUs comprise just three percent of higher education institutions in the U.S., “HBCUs contributed 19 percent of the nearly 9 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering awarded to Blacks in 2010,” according to American Institutes for Research (AIR).
AIR also reported that “By 2010, approximately 33 percent of all Black students who earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and statistics attended HBCUs, and HBCUs produced nearly 37 percent of all Black undergraduates who received bachelor’s degrees in the physical sciences.”...Read Mar. 10, 2017's Issue Here.