The 50K Coalition is Seeking the Help of the Four-Year Engineering Colleges within Our Network to Create the Data Set Needed to Understand Better How to Retain and Graduate BIPOC and Women Engineering Students.
By submitting your student and programmatic data to the 50K Coalition, your four-year engineering college will be entered into a drawing with the chance to win a $1000 donation to support your engineering college’s AISES, NSBE, SHPE, and SWE student chapters.
A winner will be selected from all four-year engineering colleges that provided data by May 31, 2023.
Dear Friend of The 50K Coalition:
On behalf of the 50K Coalition’s Leadership Circle, we thank your four-year engineering college for supporting the 50K Coalition.
The 50K Coalition is seeking the help of the community colleges, engineering schools, professional engineering societies, and nonprofit organizations within our 50K network to create the data set needed to understand better how to retain and graduate BIPOC and Women engineering students.
Researchers from the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and the Yoder and Yamashita Group have teamed up with the 50K Coalition’s Data Council to understand better how to retain and graduate BIPOC and Women students in engineering nationally.
The 50K Coalition is seeking your university’s student and programmatic data to identify school initiatives that help to engage and retain BIPOC and Women students in engineering. The data you provide will contribute to a more diverse engineering profession by codifying best practices of what works and empowering 50K Coalition members to scale up effective strategies.
The Value Proposition For Universities of Providing Student and Programmatic Data
- How does your school do at enrolling and retaining Pell Grant students compared to other engineering schools?
- How well does your school do at graduating transfer students from 2-year programs within six years compared to other schools?
- Do engineering schools with a summer bridge program, for example, better retain BIPOC and Women students into their second year than schools without a summer bridge program?
We don’t know the answers to these questions, and neither do you because no data sets to answer these questions have existed until now.
By providing data to the 50K Coalition, you will be able to benchmark your school’s enrollment, second-year retention, degrees-conferred, and six-year graduation rate by race, gender, ethnicity, Pell grant status, and transfer from a two-year program to a national benchmark of peer engineering schools. You will also be able to leverage what’s already working within the 50K Coalition network and make informed decisions about how to fill the gaps within your existing programmatic efforts.
How to Submit Your School’s Student and Programmatic Data
You can click on the link below to download data collection templates and instructions on submitting your data to the 50K Coalition, along with an FAQ regarding the submission and use of your data. NOTE: Please forward the data collection templates to the appropriate personnel within your organization and submit your data no later than May 31, 2023.
Kathy DeerInWater, Ph.D.
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Chief Program Officer
Roberta Rincon, Ph.D.,
Associate Director, Research
Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D.
Chief Programs Officer
Kimberly Douglas, Ph.D. Chief Research & Innovation Officer
Thank you for contributing to the 50K Coalition's Data Set!
The data you provide will help the 50K coalition analysis of what works to effectively engage, retain and graduate BIPOC and Women students in engineering nationally.
And contribute to more diverse engineering profession by codifying best practices of what works and empowering 50K Coalition members to scale up effective strategies.
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.