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/Nonprofit Supporters
  1. Lockheed Martin Corporation
  2. The Boeing Company
  3. Northrop Grumman Corporation
  4. IBM Corporation
  5. Boston Scientific Corporation
  6. Raytheon Company
  7. Abbott Laboratories
  8. The MITRE Corporation
  9. General Motors
  10. Intel Corporation
  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  2. National Security Agency (NSA)
  3. U.S. Department of Energy
  4. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  5. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
  6. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA)
  7. National Science Foundation (NSF)
  8. U.S. Department of Education
  9. Sandia National Laboratories
  10. U.S. Department of Defense

  View the complete list of 2019 Top Supporters of HBCU Engineering Programs.




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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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