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2011 Graduation Survey Results

This year’s survey elicited a somewhat lower response rate than last year’s (136 responses out of 818 surveys sent).  Despite this, the numbers of undergraduate degrees awarded to persons from ethnically diverse backgrounds increased in every category.  Both the raw numbers and overall pattern constitute hopeful signs that our programs are reaching and attracting more under- represented minorities.  Conversely, the reported number of graduate degrees conferred was down substantially.  Also, for the first time in many years more men than women were reported to have graduated with bachelors degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

We ask that you take special notice of those programs that have reported the largest number of undergraduate degree recipients from traditionally underrepresented groups:

  1. American Indian/Alaskan Native: the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology program at Centre College and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at California State University, San Marcos 
  2. Blacks: the Chemistry Department at Oakwood University and the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Jackson State University
  3. Hispanic: The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department of Arizona State University, the Chemistry Department of the University of Washington, and the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department of the University of New Mexico
  4. Pacific Islanders: the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Microbiology & Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University, and the Chemistry Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Download a PDF of minority student graduation numbers by school.  

 

Graduation Survey Results

Female
B.A./B.S.

Male
B.A./B.S.

Female
M.A./M.S.

Male
M.A./M.S.

Female
Ph.D.

Male
Ph.D.

American Indian or Alaskan Native

20

21

0

0

1

0

Asian

188

171

15

7

14

21

Black, not of Hispanic Origin

60

38

5

0

5

2

Hispanic

46

46

1

2

5

3

Pacific Islander

8

5

0

1

1

1

White, not of Hispanic Origin

577

735

30

20

42

63

International Students

81

57

23

15

34

42

Unspecified

80

105

4

7

5

4

TOTAL 

1057

1178

78

52

107

136

 

2011 ASBMB Graduation Survey Committee 

James Zimmerman, Ph.D. 
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry Professor and Head
Genetics and Biochemistry Department
Clemson University

Peter Kennelly, Ph.D., Chair EPD Committee
Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. 

Benjamin D. Caldwell, Ph.D., UAN Committee
Professor and Chair Professor of Chemistry
Missouri Western State University

Takita Felder Sumter, Ph.D., Minority Affairs Committee
Department of Chemistry Dept. of Chemistry, Physics, & Geology
Winthrop University

Squire J. Booker, Ph.D., Chair Minority Affairs Committee
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chemistry Department
The Pennsylvania State University