Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation



Number of underrepresented minority STEM field graduating with bachelor degrees
During Year Five of the Mid-levelphase (2016-17), the total number of underrepresented minoritystudents graduating with bachelor degrees in STEMfields from VA-NC Alliance partner institutions increased 109% above the baseline4.



Mid-level Year One

Mid-level Year Two 972
Mid-level Year Three 1,119
Mid-level Year Four 1,247
Mid-level Year Five 1,341



Number of underrepresented minority students enrolled in STEM majors

During Year Five (2016-17) of the Mid-level, enrollment of underrepresented minority students in STEM majors at Alliance schools increased 54% above the baseline.


Mid-level Year One 5,062
Mid-level Year Two 5,654
Mid-level Year Three 6,340
Mid-level Year Four 6,764
Mid-level Year Five 6,577




Highlights in 2016-2017

From 2007-08 to 2016-17, the number of degrees obtained by underrepresented minorities in STEM increased by 174%.

During this same time period, the number of underrepresented minorities enrolled in STEM disciplines increased by 90%.


Publications & Products

View our 2007-2015 Impact Report here.

View our Transitions Workshop White Paper here.


1. The Mid-level phase refers to the second grant awarded to the VA-NC Alliance from the National Science Foundation. The Mid-level follows Phase One of the LSAMP program and totals 3.5 million dollars over a period of five years (2012-2017).


2. The National Science Foundation defines underrepresented minorities as students who self-identify as: Black or African American, Alaska Native, Native American, Latino or Hispanic American, and Native Hawaiian or other Native Pacific Islander.


3. STEM = science, technology, engineering, and math fields.


4.  Baseline figures are calculated from Year Four of Phase One, covering academic year 2010-11.