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Every year the program serves 14 new students. In twelve years, the NEIU McNair has served a total of 150 students and it has been successful enrolling a high number of underrepresented statuses, low income and underrepresented students in higher education.           

Eligibility Requirements

Actual

Percentage

Required

Low income status

113

75%

66%

First generation status

131

88%

66%

First generation and low income

103

69%

66%

From underrepresented status

125

84%

33%

Source: NEIU McNair Program Annual Performance Report 2013-2014

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

                              

Starting in 2012, the McNair is focusing in the recruitment of students in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Currently, 36 percent of students belong to these areas. It is expected that by 2017, 50 perecnt of our Scholars will come from science-related programs.

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

 

STEM Recruits

3

4

5

6

7

7

 
 

Percent Increase

21%

29%

36%

43%

50%

50%

 

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

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

  • Historically, 100 percent 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 82 percent of the students enroll in graduate school by the fall term of the academic year immediately following completion of that degree.

  • Currently there are 42 McNair Scholars students enrolled in Graduate School: 24 in master's and 18 in Ph.D. programs
  • As of today, 55 NEIU Scholars have attained a master’s degree and five have attained a Ph.D.

Five Scholars attained a doctoral degree well within the 10 years allotted by the Department of Education to obtain this credential.

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