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New Jersey Institute of Technology Ranks High For Graduating Minority Engineers and Computer Scientists


NEWARK, July 15- - The magazine Black Issues in Higher Education recently 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 ten percent in the nation for graduating minority engineers," says Joel S. Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean of the Albert Dorman Honors College at NJIT. "This is due to the extra efforts of student, faculty, staff, and recognition that an engineering degree will transform the lives of many of our students."

The magazine, which has produced the annual poll since 1992, examines the graduating numbers for African Americans, Hispanic and Asian students in the United States. Aside from NJIT turning out record numbers of minority engineers, it also graduates many computer scientists.

According to the magazine, NJIT ranked 15th in the United States, and first in New Jersey, for graduating African American students in 2000-2001 with bachelor's degrees in engineering. Of the 42 NJIT graduates, 30 of them were men; 12 were women.

The university ranks 14th in the United States for graduating African American students in 2000-2001 with master's degrees in engineering. Of the ten graduates, seven were men and three were women.

NJIT graduates many Hispanic students. The university ranked 11th in the United States, and first in New Jersey in 2000-2001, for graduating Hispanic students with baccalaureates in engineering. Of the 56 graduates, 37 were men and 19 were women.

NJIT ranked 13th in the United States and first in New Jersey for graduating Hispanic students with masters' degrees in engineering. Of the 11 graduates, there were 10 males and one female. The university also ranked 13th graduating Hispanic students with masters' degrees in computer science.

Lastly, NJIT graduates large numbers of Asian students. NJIT ranked second in the United States and first in New Jersey for graduating Asian American students with master's degrees in computer science for 2000-2001. According to Black Issues, 51 NJIT students graduated: 33 males and 18 females.

The university ranked tenth in the United States and second in New Jersey for graduating Asian American students with baccalaureate degrees in computers and information science. According to the publication, 100 students graduated. Of that numbers, 73 were men; 27 were women.


 
 

NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Public Relations
(973) 596-3436 

 

 

 


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