How do you get on the list?
The "Top Supporters of HBCUs” list surveys the deans of the 15 ABET-accredited, historically Black college and university (HBCU) engineering programs, and the corporate-academic alliance, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE). The survey asks these individuals to list the corporate and government/non-profit organizations that provide the most support to their schools. In completing the annual survey, the institutions consider the following factors: support for infrastructure modernization and enhancement, research and mentorship projects, participation on advisory councils, faculty development opportunities, scholarships, student projects, stipends, co-ops, and career opportunities.

Why we recognize the top supporters of the HBCU engineering schools?
Supporting the HBCUs is essential to the development of our Nation’s potential. America’s HBCUs have produced many of America’s leaders across all professions, and continue to be an engine of economic growth, both in the surrounding communities and for the graduates of the institutions. President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13532 on February 26, 2010 to increase opportunities for these institutions to participate in and benefit from Federal programs, and ensure that the United States of America has the highest proportion of college graduates in the entire world by the year 2020. This Executive Order clearly shows that our government values the importance of HBCUs. However, more companies need to form stronger bonds with the HBCUs to increase the workforce pipeline, especially in the STEM fields.

Top 10 Industry Supporters
Top 10 Government Supporters
Lockheed Martin Corporation U.S. Department of Energy
The Boeing Company Naval Sea Systems Command 
Northrop Grumman Corporation National Science Foundation
Boston Scientific Corporation U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Xerox Corporation Ltd.
U.S. Department of Defense
Siemens AG National Security Agency
Raytheon Company Naval Air Systems Command
EMC Corporation National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Chevron Corporation
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Shell Oil Company U.S. Department of Transportation

View the complete list of the 2016 Top Supporters of the HBCU engineering schools.

Listen to 2016 Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Programs Announcement and Webinar Here.

Official 2016 Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Schools Press Release 


Alabama A&M University

Florida A&M University

Hampton University

Howard University

Jackson State University

Morgan State University

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A&T State University

Prairie View A&M University

Southern University and A&M

Tennessee State University

Tuskegee University

Virginia State University

University of the District of Columbia

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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