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Education A Current Look at Education


cans earning degrees in the so-called STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics increased only slightly in the 2001 to 2009 period. In 2001, blacks earned 31,341 degrees in these fields. By 2009, blacks earned 32,488 degrees in STEM dis- ciplines. This is an increase of 3.7 percent. During this period, there was an overall increase of


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12.4 percent in the number of degrees awarded in STEM fields. In 2009, blacks earned 7.5 percent of all degrees in STEM fields. In 2001, the figure was 8.1 percent.


Nearly Three Million African Americans Are Currently Enrolled in Higher Education


new report from the U.S. Department of Educa- tion shows that the number of African Ameri-


there were 2,919,800 black Americans enrolled in degree-granting in- stitutions of higher education. This is a whopping increase of 13 per- cent from 2008. Perhaps the economic recession caused more African Americans to stay in school rather than enter the job market where there were limited chances of employment, particularly for African Americans. In 2009, blacks were 14.3 percent of all students enrolled in Ameri- can higher education. This was up from 13.5 percent in 2008. In the year 2000, blacks were 11.3 percent of all enrolled students. In 2009 there were 1,882,700 black women enrolled in American higher education. They made up 64.5 percent of all African-American enrollments. This was down slightly from 64.7 percent in 2008. Source: The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education


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ew data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that in 2009, the latest year for which complete statistics are available,


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