The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is a grant awarded to five institutions in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) region, with the University of Washington as the lead institution.
The purpose of LSAMP is to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rate of underrepresented minority (URM) students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The three main goals of the program include:
- increasing the number of STEM bachelor degrees granted to URM students by 10% per year;
- increasing the percentage of bachelor degrees granted in STEM to URM students who transfer from community colleges to 40%, and doubling the number of degrees granted to URM STEM transfer students; and
- providing workshops and services to ensure that 95% of LSAMP-affiliated students are exposed to information about graduate school preparation.
increase in bachelor’s degrees granted to URM STEM students since 2009
increase in number of URM STEM enrollments since 2009
degrees awarded to URM STEM students in 2014-2015
URM community college STEM enrollees in 2014-2015
of all PNW URM STEM bachelor degrees were awarded to transfer students in 2012-2013