An Indiana university has admitted a record number of engineering majors, and it’s the first one to do so from a historically black university.
The university’s admission rates, reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center, are among the highest in the country.
“There is no other college in the nation that has a higher percentage of African-American and Asian students than IU,” said Scott M. Odom, an associate dean for admissions at the Indiana University School of Engineering.
“So, it is really exciting.”
The school, which serves as a hub for top engineering schools around the country, is one of just a handful of historically black universities that have a graduate-level engineering program.
“We’re very proud of this, and the success of our program,” said David A. Smith, vice chancellor for admissions and student services.
The program is not the first to accept African-Americans as a student body.
Purdue University’s Graduate School of Education (GSEN) is the only other major institution in the US to accept more than 50 percent of its incoming students as African- American.
The IU admission rate is higher than that of many other public universities in the state.
It is higher because of the diversity of the undergraduate engineering program, and its emphasis on STEM and engineering-related majors, according to Smith.
“You get a different kind of person that comes in with an appreciation for what we do,” he said.
The Indiana graduate-school system also includes a “college of engineering,” which is a kind of engineering school that offers classes in all kinds of fields, including physics, biology, engineering technology, computer science, chemistry, computer networks, and electrical engineering.
The school also offers an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, according.
Smith said the school was founded in 1959 and was the first of its kind in the Midwest.
He said the admissions process was more of a “dynamic process,” with students making applications, looking for courses, and meeting with faculty to discuss their interests.
Students also take an in-person class, as opposed to the online classes.
For more information, go to: https://www.indianapolis.edu/diversity/graduation/graduate-schools-admissions/saturday-lives-matter/index.html The school’s dean of students, John E. Womack, told Ars Technic that the school did a lot of outreach to African- Americans.
He also noted that Indiana’s graduate-degree program is more selective than most in the United States.
“Our admissions are about the number of students that we admit, not necessarily the number that we receive,” Womak said.
He added that, although students in other states receive preferential admission, “Indiana has a much higher proportion of African Americans in the admissions.
So, it’s a more equal system.”
Students at the school were not required to declare their race.
The campus is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, just a couple of blocks from the Indianapolis Colts stadium.
The city of Indianapolis has an African-american population of roughly 5 percent, according the census, making it one of the largest minority populations in the U.S. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, black students at Indiana’s schools are four times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white counterparts.
In fact, more than 70 percent of African American students at IU are suspended or suspended at least once a year, according data from the Indiana State Board of Education.
It’s an issue that’s not unique to Indiana.
Many schools across the country have higher rates of suspensions, expulsion, and other forms of discrimination against African- americans, including those at historically black colleges and universities.
Many of the schools listed below, including Purdue, are ranked among the top 10 in the world for race, according, by the NAACP, the nation’s largest civil rights group.