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The past two years have demonstrated near record levels of underrepresented minority (URM) enrollment in the freshmen engineering class at Purdue. This uptick in enrollment is largely fueled by an increase in Hispanic American enrollment. African American first year enrollment, which has been showing a steady decline, improved this year with additional scholarship offers. Continuous improvement in the first year curriculum, student advising, learning communities, retention initiatives, and diversity focus within the schools have led to underrepresented minority (URM) students identifying majors earlier. The top majors of choice are Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering. 

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Mailing address:

Minority Engineering Program, Purdue University
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 1264
701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2016

Phone: 765-494-3974
Fax: 765-496-7399


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