|During Year One of Phase III1 (2017-18), the total number of underrepresented minority2 students graduating with bachelor degrees in STEM3 fields from VA-NC Alliance partner institutions increased 141% above the baseline4.|
Phase III Year One
During Year One of Phase III1 (2017-18), enrollment of underrepresented minority students in STEM majors at Alliance schools increased 135% above the baseline.
|Phase III Year One||12,314|
- From 2007-08 to 2017-18, the number of degrees obtained by underrepresented minorities in STEM increased by 332%.
- During this same time period, the number of underrepresented minorities enrolled in STEM disciplines increased by 255%.
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1. Phase III refers to the third grant awarded to the VA-NC Alliance from the National Science Foundation totals 5 million dollars over a period of five years (2017-2022).
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 an average of academic years 2010-11 through 2014-15 for the Mid-level partners. These do not include the newest partner schools' data.