|During Year Five of the Mid-level1 phase (2016-17), the total number of underrepresented minority2 students graduating with bachelor degrees in STEM3 fields 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|
During Year Five (2016-17) of the Mid-level1 , 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|
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%.
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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.