LSAMP Program Has Key Role in Minority STEM Degree Attainment
Author: Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Posted: August 27, 2012

LSAMP has long been regarded as a program that produces the kind of results that more than justify its existence.

For instance, a 2006 Urban Institute evaluation, titled "Revitalizing the Nation's Talent Pool in STEM," concluded that LSAMP had "met its stated goals of increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing LSAMP-supported STEM baccalaureate programs, and increasing the number of students matriculating into programs of graduate study in STEM."

The report also found that LSAMP had "exceeded its goals by producing underrepresented minority students who attain graduate degrees in STEM at a rate not only higher than that of the national population of underrepresented minorities (URM) but also higher than that of White and Asian STEM baccalaureate degree recipients." For instance, the report found that 79 percent of LSAMP graduates took further coursework, 66 percent pursued graduate degrees and 45 percent completed graduate degrees.

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