THE 50K COALITION

The 50K Coalition is Seeking the Help of the Community 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 community college will be entered into a raffle 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 engineering societies that provided data by December 19, 2022.  The winner will be announced on January 1, 2023.

Dear Friend of The 50K Coalition: 

On behalf of the 50K Coalition’s Leadership Circle, we thank your community college for supporting the 50K Coalition.

The 50K Coalition is seeking the help of the engineering schools and professional engineering 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 Society of Engineers and Scientists (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 community college’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 Community Colleges of Providing Student and Programmatic Data

  • How does your community college do at enrolling and retaining Pell Grant students compared to other community colleges?
  • How well does your school do at transferring students from 2-year programs to four-year engineering programs?
  • 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

Please click on the link below, where you can download instructions on submitting your data to the 50K Coalition, along with an FAQ regarding the submission and use of your data.

After downloading the data collection templates, you may return to this page and upload your completed templates. Using the form “Upload Your Data Templates Here” shown below.

In the meantime, If you have any questions regarding this data request, please get in touch with Clif Morgan at cmorgan@50Kcoalition.org  or Gabriel Najera at gnajera@50kcoalition.org.

Sincerely,

Clif Morgan

Program Director

50K Coalition

Kathy DeerInWater, Ph.D.

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Chief Program Officer

AISES

Roberta Rincon, Ph.D.,

Associate Director, Research

SWE

Rochelle L. Williams, Ph.D.

Chief Programs Officer

NSBE

Kimberly Douglas, Ph.D. Chief Research & Innovation Officer

SHPE

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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.

Upload Your Data Templates Here