Huntsville, Ala. ---- A Washington, D.C.-based organization that promotes higher education through support of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has listed Alabama A&M University among the top producers of African-American graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
According to TheHundred-Seven.org, AAMU is among only three HBCUs that are Top 50 producers of the most African Americans in five key STEM areas (i.e., biological sciences, physical sciences, computer science, engineering and mathematics).
The Hundred-Seven published a list of the HBCUs that graduate the most African-Americans in the aforementioned STEMS areas. Three colleges are Top 50 producers of African-Americans with bachelor’s degrees in all five areas: North Carolina A&T State University, Alabama A&M University and Florida A&M University. The entire list of colleges, and methodology, can be found at
The Hundred-Seven was founded by educator, historian and HBCU expert, Leslie D.W. Jones to promote higher education through HBCUs. The Hundred-Seven’s website, launched two months ago, not only highlights the accomplishments of HBCUs and their alumni, but it includes the only online searchable database that features every academic program offered by every HBCU.
Thousands of visitors, including students, parents and counselors, have already connected with the site to identify which HBCU has the academic program to meet their needs. The Hundred-Seven’s site includes more than 1000 academic programs ranging from common programs like Accounting, Education and Psychology to more unique offerings, such as Motorsports Management, Golf Management and Jewelry Design. All levels of degrees are included, from associate to doctoral degrees, certificate and online programs.