50,000 DIVERSE ENGINEERS GRADUATING ANNUALLY BY 2025
THE TIME IS NOW
The U.S. produces about 93K engineers per year at the bachelor's degree level; only 30K are from underrepresented minority populations or are women.
The Genesis of 50K
The coalition was formed by the nation’s preeminent diversity engineering organizations.
A UNIQUE MOVEMENT
The Promise of 50K
The Coalition will collaborate to create a comprehensive plan to change the public perception of engineering and encourage a diversified field of study, one that includes more women and members of other underrepresented groups.
The 50K Coaliton is brought to you by the generous support of:
Academic obstacles to retention
High school math & college "weed-out" courses
STEM culture and climate barriers to retention. Barriers to community college transfer.
Barriers created by an inadequate public understanding of engineering
Transfer rates from community colleges to four-year institutions are low overall, and lower in STEM majors
"Coming together is a beginning: keeping together is progress: working together is success."