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Diverse Magazine Gives NJIT Top Grades for Graduating Minority Students

Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) among the nation's leading schools for graduating minority students.

"NJIT has been repeatedly recognized for being in the top 10 percent in the nation for graduating minority engineers and computer scientists," says Joel S. Bloom, EdD, vice president for academic and student services and dean of NJIT’s Albert Dorman Honors College. "This is due to planned programs and the intentional efforts of students, faculty, staff to create a diverse workforce and the recognition that a degree in science and technology can transform students’ lives."

The magazine annually examines the graduating numbers and degrees for African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian students in the United States.    

According to the magazine, NJIT ranked 18th in the United States, and first in New Jersey, for graduating African American students in 2005-2006 with bachelor's degrees in engineering. Of the 33 NJIT graduates, 26 of them were men; 7 were women.

For years, NJIT has graduated Hispanic students. The university ranked 26th in the United States, and first in New Jersey in 2005-2006, for graduating Hispanic students with baccalaureates in engineering. Of the 38 graduates, 27 were men and 11 were women.  The university ranked 25th in the United States and first in New Jersey for graduating Hispanic students with baccalaureates in computer and information sciences and support services.   Of the 23 graduates, 20 were men and 3 were women.             

Lastly, NJIT graduates large numbers of Asian students. NJIT ranked seventh in the United States and first in New Jersey for graduating Asian American students with undergraduate degrees in computer science for 2005-2006. Of the 73 graduates, 53 were men and 20 were women. The university ranked 38th in the United States and second in New Jersey for graduating Asian American students with baccalaureate degrees in engineering.   According to the publication, 69 students graduated. Of that number, 56 were men; 13 were women.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.