This article is published in the March 2015 issue.

Black and Hispanic Students at Minority-Serving Institutions More Interested in a Computing Research Career


Note: Interest in a computing research career was measured by asking students to indicate how interested are you in having a career as a computing researcher in industry or a government lab after you finish your highest degree. A five-point Likert scale was used, ranging from (1) Very Disinterested to (5) Very Interested. Black: Includes Black or African American. Hispanic: Includes Hispanic or Latina/o. Minority Serving Institutions are (postsecondary) institutions in which minorities (e.g., Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latina/os) exceed 50% of the total enrollment.

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