View DISM’s education directory for schools that strive to support diversity initiatives. Do you want your school on the list? Contact us today!
The students, faculty and staff at Boise State University are known for their grit and ambition. While we may be most famous for our iconic Blue Turf, we have built a metropolitan research university of distinction in the Northwest, with our faculty and student researchers working to answer some of the most intriguing questions facing us today.
Students stand with us in the lab, in the field, as part of the learning and discovery process. You see, Boise State’s faculty and staff are guided by one simple but powerful conviction: our students are the future leaders, thinkers and innovators of the American West, and that future begins in the classrooms of our campus, situated in the heart of Boise, Idaho, across the river from downtown, at the intersection of the region’s centers of government, technology, business and the arts.
On campus, we prime students to jump into Boise’s rapidly growing professional and cultural scene, not only by their proximity to our state’s capitol and bustling downtown core, but by the superior education they receive at Boise State. Recently we’ve significantly revamped our undergraduate experience to make students more career ready.
Cambridge College offers a unique environment where working adults can build their education on a lifetime of learning. Cambridge College recognizes diversity as an asset to the classroom, the community, and to our society. Our innovative teaching and learning model helps adult students meet the challenges of higher education and earn the degree credentials they need to advance their careers.
Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Visit Site
Established in 1956, Clark County School District is the fifth largest school district in the country, educating almost 75 percent of all students in Nevada with more than 320,000 students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district encompasses 357 schools and approximately 8,000 square miles in southern Nevada and is a minority majority student district. With more than 40,000 employees, CCSD is also the largest employer in the state.
CCSD is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of seven members who represent different geographic regions within the county. The mission of the board is to ensure “all students progress in school and graduate prepared to succeed and contribute in a global diverse society”. The district offers nationally recognized Magnet Schools and Career & Technical Academies as well as an online secondary school (Nevada Learning Academy) and several International Baccalaureate programs available to elementary, middle and high school students.
Services offered by the district also include a school police department, adult education courses, special education, and partnerships with higher education institutions and community organizations such as Vegas PBS and the Public Education Foundation. As the largest school district in Nevada, CCSD plays a pivotal role in ensuring the future success, growth and advancement of the state.
Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science. It has the highest admissions standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the U.S.
Mines has distinguished itself by developing a curriculum and research program geared towards responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources. In addition to strong education and research programs in traditional fields of science and engineering, Mines is one of very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization.
Since its founding in 1874, the translation of the school’s mission into educational programs has been influenced by the needs of society. Those needs are now focused more clearly than ever before.
Mines offers all the advantages of a world-class research institution with a size that allows for personal attention.
The Data Science Institute at Columbia University is training the next generation of data scientists and developing innovative technology to serve society. With nearly 200-affilated faculty working in a wide range of disciplines, the Institute seeks to foster collaboration in advancing techniques to gather and interpret data, and to address the urgent problems facing society. The Institute works closely with industry to bring promising ideas to market.
The Data Science Institute at Columbia has a three-part mission that encapsulates the great promise this new field has to improve the quality of life for all. Our mission is:
- To advance the state-of-the-art in data science;
- To transform all fields, professions, and sectors through the application of data science;
- To ensure the responsible use of data to benefit society.
The Data Science Institute at Columbia University is training the next generation of data scientists and developing innovative technology to serve society. With over 300-affiliated faculty working in a wide range of disciplines, the Institute seeks to foster collaboration in advancing techniques to gather and interpret data, and to address the urgent problems facing society. The Institute works closely with industry to bring promising ideas to market.
Since 1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 10 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category by Washington Monthly.
The cornerstone of New Orleans’s Gentilly Community, the university sits on a beautiful and serene 55-acre campus, replete with signature live oak trees and a mixture of historic buildings and modern facilities.
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Duke’s campus spans over 8,600 acres on three contiguous campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort.
FAMU’s academic achievements are what set it apart as a unique learning experience. In 2014, FAMU was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities.” The U.S. News & World Report lists FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation for 2015.
The Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech or FIT) is a private nonprofit doctoral/research university in Melbourne, Florida. The university comprises four academic colleges: Engineering & Science, Aeronautics, Psychology & Liberal Arts, and Business. Approximately half of FIT’s students are enrolled in the College of Engineering.
The university was founded in 1958 as Brevard Engineering College and has been known by its present name since 1966. In 2013, Florida Tech had an on-campus student body of 4,633, almost equally divided between graduate- and undergraduate-level students with the majority of them focusing their studies on engineering and the sciences.
Greeley and Hansen offers challenging opportunities for engineering, architecture and other business professionals who have an interest in working together with a team of talented individuals and with our client partners to create better urban environments.
Interested individuals should complete the on-line application.
Other universities simply teach history. Hampton University puts you right in the middle of it. Because, as you’ll soon discover, you’re not just a part of Hampton University – Hampton University is a part of you.
While our roots reach deep into the history of this nation and the African-American experience, our sights – like yours – are set squarely on the horizons of the global community of the 21st century.
Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations.
Hampton University is nestled along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The surrounding city of Hampton features a wide array of business and industrial enterprises, retail and residential areas, historical sites, and miles of waterfront and beaches. Attractions such as Fort Monroe, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center add to the splendor – and just plain fun – of the HU campus.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaborates with units on campus to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers faculty, staff, and students to achieve their highest potential and have a clearer understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and educational justice. In support of the Iowa State University mission, the major changes sweeping the world are creating extraordinary opportunities for Iowa State to be at the forefront in addressing our common, global challenges.
KGI’s mission is to enrich society with breakthrough approaches to education and translational research in the life sciences. By offering customized curricula and real-world experiences, KGI’s School of Applied Life Sciences and School of Pharmacy prepare students to excel in a wide range of professional endeavors, blending innovative science with sound business practice, and provide training in the safe, efficient, and ethical use of technology and biotechnology for the benefit of society.
Established in 1994, the Graduate School’s mission is to serve as an advocate for graduate education to the university and beyond and to enhance the quality of graduate education at MSU in all its diverse dimensions. In partnership with the Office for the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, we also oversee the Office for Postdoctoral Training, whose mission is to provide the necessary resources for principal investigators to become effective mentors, and for postdoctoral scholars to develop the professional skills necessary to establish themselves as independent investigators.
MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world’s leading business schools — conducting cutting-edge research and providing management education to top students from more than 60 countries. The School is part of MIT’s rich intellectual tradition of education and research. Visit Site
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), located in Atlanta, Ga., was founded in 1975 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College. In 1981, MSM became an independently chartered institution. MSM is among the nation’s leading educators of primary care physicians and was recently recognized as the top institution among U.S. medical schools for our social mission. Our faculty and alumni are noted in their fields for excellence in teaching, research and public policy.
MSM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Council on Education for Public Health, Liaison Committee on Medical Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the institution’s original mission was to train young men in ministry. It subsequently broadened its mission to educate both men and women as teachers. The school was renamed Morgan College in 1890 in honor of the Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its Board of Trustees, who donated land to the college. Find out more about Morgan State University and how to enroll today!
Welcome to the New Jersey Institute of Technology. We’re proud of our 130 years of history, but that’s only the beginning of our story – we’ve doubled the size of our campus in the last decade, pouring millions into major new research facilities to give our students the edge they need in today’s demanding high-tech marketplace.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. Since 1956, the NRAO has designed and operated the most advanced radio telescopes for use by scientists and students around the world. Visit Site
It is an exciting time to be part of the College of Computer and Information Science (CCIS). Our students engage in rigorous academic learning and real-world co-op experiences. Our renowned faculty shape minds, spark innovation, and inspire ideas. Our research breaks new ground to solve everyday problems. Our facilities grow and evolve. And our accomplished alumni work and teach around the world—pushing the boundaries of where a computer and information science degree can take you.
As a consortium of major Ph.D.–granting academic institutions, ORAU cultivates collaborative partnerships that enhance the scientific research and education enterprise of our nation. From our 115-member university consortium to our strategic partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), we bring together university faculty and students to collaborate on major scientific initiatives that help keep America on the leading edge of science and technology. Visit Site
Pearson is an education publishing and assessment services to schools and corporations—as well as directly to students. Pearson owns leading educational media brands including Addison–Wesley, BBC Active, Bug Club, eCollege, Fronter, Longman, MyEnglishLab, Penguin Readers, Prentice Hall, Poptropica and Financial Times Press. Visit Site
Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4) is one of 20 regional education service centers established by the Texas Legislature in 1967 to assist school districts and charter schools in improving efficiencies and student performance. Regional education service centers are non-regulatory, intermediate education units. Visit Site
Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education. We have been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, athletics, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. Visit Site
The College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA) at Southern New Hampshire University is a place for students to design, create, and serve. It’s a place for students to mentor one another, tackle important issues in the spirit of collaboration, and have fun while they do it. CETA is a place where every student can shape not just their own future, but the future of the world. Visit Site
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide independent, objective advice to inform policy with evidence, spark progress and innovation, and confront challenging issues for the benefit of society.Visit Site
That ‘students-first’ philosophy is a big reason why the U of A is consistently ranked among the nation’s top public research universities and best values. We work hard to ensure a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes plenty of personal attention and mentoring opportunities. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the university as having “the highest possible level of research,” placing us among the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide.Visit Site
When UCLA Anderson was founded during the Great Depression 75 years ago, its mission was to provide business education and thought leadership to individuals and communities in the Southern California region. Today, we are recognized internationally as an innovator in management education and research. UCLA Anderson offers both degree and non-degree programs to meet the diverse educational needs and professional goals of students. UCLA Anderson’s rigorous programs offer exceptional academic preparation, a cooperative and congenial student culture, and access to a thriving business community, as well as support services for scholastic and career advancement. Visit Site
Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California’s flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both “practical” and “classical”) for the state’s people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 21 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs. Visit Site
Since its first classes were held on campus in 1957, UNLV has transformed itself from a small branch college into a thriving urban research institution. Along the way, the urban university has become an indispensable resource in one of the country’s fastest-growing and most enterprising cities.Visit Site
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, often referred to as UMBC, is an American public research university, located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Established as a part of the University System of Maryland in 1966, the university specializes in the natural sciences and engineering, while also offering programs in the liberal arts. Visit Site
Our well-earned reputation for academic and research excellence makes Michigan’s PharmD and PhD programs among the most sought out in the U.S. Contributing to our standing is our enviable record of faculty and alumni success. No college of pharmacy has had — or continues to have — a greater positive impact on the world than has the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.Our College also attracts talented PharmD and PhD students for another compelling reason: our financial aid programs are the best of any pharmacy school in the U.S. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of alumni and friends, we have awarded between two and three million dollars in direct student support for each of the past four years. We plan to continue this commitment to our students.Located on the central campus of the renowned University of Michigan, the College is minutes from a major life sciences institute, a top-ranked teaching hospital and medical center, and a comprehensive range of nationally-ranked schools, colleges departments, and institutes. If your goal is to acquire a one-of-a-kind education, you will not find greater opportunity than that offered at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.Visit Site
The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, 13,000 full-time employees and 317,000 alumni, Mizzou is an important investment for the state and nation.MU students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. Based on quality of teaching, research and scholarship, MU is one of only 60 public and private U.S. universities invited to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. AAU membership helps Mizzou attract external funding and recruit top faculty and students.Visit Site
The University of Notre Dame provides a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. Founded in 1842 by a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame is an independent, national Catholic research university located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Indiana, in a metropolitan area of more than 300,000 residents approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. Visit Site
ESTEEM is an innovative 11-month entrepreneurship master’s program designed to instill the specific skills required to launch a business. Unlike the traditional M.B.A., an entrepreneurship master’s focuses on the direct application of business skills in an entrepreneurial environment. ESTEEM sets itself apart from other entrepreneurship master’s programs by putting students in the middle of real-time startup development. In addition, a wide network of investors and alumni are available to help launch ventures inspired by students’ capstone projects.Visit Site
The School of Information Sciences’ (iSchool) curriculum and research activities are focused on people, their information needs, and the technology to manage such information.
University of Pittsburg’s iSchool offers degree programs in Information Science, Library and Information Science, and Telecommunications. Our graduates have the skills and knowledge to help advance society through effective use and management of information.Visit Site
What are you waiting for? There has never been a better time to become an engineer and no better place to start your journey than at the University of Pittsburgh!Please note the Swanson School of Engineering is not directly involved in the admission, financial aid, or scholarship process for students applying to enter as freshmen. Please contact our Office of Admissions and Financial Aid with any questions you have regarding the status of your admission, merit or need-based financial aid. 412.624.7488Visit Site
We’re USD – the state’s flagship university: The big-time university with a small-college feel. We’re memorable mentors and lifelong friends. We’re world-class academics and out-of-class opportunities. We’re innovative technology and long-standing tradition. We’re your university. We are South Dakota.Our Campus has been called “elegant”, “eye-catching” and “naturally beautiful” with a “striking combination of old and new structures.” Most of all, it’s called “home” by our students, faculty and staff. Come and experience the beauty of USD for yourself. Visit Site
The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering has emerged as one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in North Texas and the nation. It offers 10 baccalaureate, 14 master’s, and nine doctoral degree programs, and its graduate school was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best in the nation.Visit Site
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law is a private, American Bar Association-approved law school in the Oak Park neighborhood of the city of Sacramento, California. It is part of the University of the Pacific and is located on the University’s Sacramento campus.Visit Site
The University of the Virgin Islands is a public, coeducational, liberal arts, land-grant institution. Founded in 1962, UVI is the only HBCU outside the U.S. mainland. With campuses on St. Croix and St.Thomas, UVI enrolls approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students in 45 degree programs. Visit Site
We serve patients in San Antonio and South Texas. Our health care professionals serve in more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities across San Antonio, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley. More than 3,000 students, researchers and post-doctoral students from around the world come to the UT Health Science Center San Antonio to study, research and discover new breakthroughs.Visit Site
an Andel Institute Graduate School (VAIGS) develops future leaders in biomedical research through an intense, problem-focused Ph.D. degree in cell and molecular genetics. By combining rigorous, inquiry-based coursework with extensive experience in laboratories led by the Institute’s expert faculty, VAIGS prepares students for productive careers in biomedical research and beyond. The Graduate School thrives within the state-of-the-art facilities of Van Andel Research Institute, with access to extensive core technology support and the resources of collaborators in Grand Rapids, Michigan and around the country.
Washington State University is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest United States. Founded 125 years ago in 1890, WSU is the state’s only land-grant university. Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. Visit Site
Today, WPI holds firm to its founding mission to provide an education that balances theory with practice, a philosophy symbolized by the towers of our two original buildings, pictured above.
WPI’s 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, business, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.
The university’s curriculum features a flexible, rigorous program that is project-based and globally engaged, aimed at quality experience and a positive impact for the communities it partners with. WPI faculty members–recently ranked top in the nation for quality and accessibility, as reported by the Wall Street Journal–work with students on interdisciplinary research seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems, both on campus and at more than 40 project centers throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe.
Graduate research programs include robotics, materials science, cybersecurity, and learning sciences and technology. WPI invests in research in critical areas, seeking solutions to important and socially relevant problems in such diverse fields as fire protection engineering, life sciences and bioengineering, energy and data science.