The National Science Foundation reports that between 2002 and 2011, 9,202 Blacks received doctorates in science and engineering fields. Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the leading undergraduate feeder institution for Blacks who earned doctorate in these fields. Howard graduated 22o students who went on to earn scientific doctorates in the 2002-11 period.
Spelman College in Atlanta ranked second, graduating 175 students who went on to earn doctorates in science or engineering fields in the 2002-11 period. Also ranking among top five feeder institutions was Florida A&M University, Hampton University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University, and Tuskegee University filled out the top 10.
Xavier University was the top feeder institution for Black doctoral degree earners in the life sciences. Howard University led all other undergraduate institutions in producing the most graduates who went on to earn doctorates in the physical sciences. North Carolina A&T State University had the most graduates who earned Ph.D.s in engineering during the period.
Among non-HBCUs, the University of Maryland Baltimore County was the leader in producing Black graduates who went on to earn doctorates in science and engineering in the 2002-11 period. Other predominantly White institutions who sent the most Black graduates on to doctorates during the period were the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University.