Many underrepresented minority undergraduates are the first in their family to go to college, and minority-serving academic institutions enroll a substantial fraction of these students. However, the percentage of blacks earning science and engineering (S&E) bachelor's degrees from historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) and the percentage of Hispanics earning S&E bachelor's degrees from high-Hispanic enrollment institutions (HHEs) have both declined over time. Tribal colleges, which mainly offer 2-year degrees, account for a small percentage of S&E bachelor's degrees to American Indians. This proportion has been on a slight upward trend in the past 4 years.
Minorities earning science and engineering bachelor's degrees at minority-serving institutions, by institution type: 2004–14
NOTE: Hispanic may be any race.