Most of the NEIU McNair scholars are from Latino and African American backgrounds. Mostly coming from the field of social sciences and humanities. 

In 2012, the McNair department began focusing on the recruitment of students in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Currently, 21% of students are enrolled in those areas.  It is expected that by 2017, 50% of the scholars will come from science related programs. 

The McNair Program has been successful in training its scholars with research activities and enrolling them in graduate studies.

 

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

STEM Recruits

3

4

5

6

7

7

Percent Increase

21%

29%

36%

43%

50%

50%

 


The average grade point average (GPA) of our graduating McNair Scholars are 3.6 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Historically, 100% of NEIU McNair Scholars has completed research and other scholarly activities, such as internal and external summer research programs, research seminar and classes, research conferences, graduate school visits, GRE preparation workshops and other activities conducive to their entrance to graduate programs.

Around 86% of the students enroll in graduate school by the fall term of the academic year immediately following completion of that degree.

  • As of today, 42 NEIU Scholars are enrolled in a master’s program.  41 NEIU McNair Scholars have attained a Master’s degree. Out of those, 20 are now enrolled in a doctoral program. 

11% of McNair Scholars attained a doctoral degree within ten (10) years of the attainment of the bachelor’s degree. Twenty other scholars are enrolled in the doctoral track.