More than 210 Turner Fellows have earned graduate degrees from Stony Brook. The average annual enrollment of Turner Fellows is about 100 students. The Turner Fellowship Program is making an important contribution to Stony Brook Universityís commitment to diversity and academic excellence in graduate education.
The following statistics are one indication of this positive development: Prior to the establishment of the Turner Fellowship Program, underrepresented students earned 2.3 percent of doctoral degrees at Stony Brook University from 1982 to 1989. By 2003, the percentage of underrepresented students had increased significantly. Nine percent of the doctoral degrees at Stony Brook University were awarded to African American or Hispanic American students.
Disciplines with the most masterís degrees earned by Turner Fellows, as of May 2003, are Social Welfare, Linguistics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Technology and Society.
Disciplines with the most doctoral degrees earned by Turner Fellows, as of May 2003, are Sociology, Comparative Literature, Anthropological Sciences, Psychology, Biological Sciences, and English.
Masterís degree recipients from the Turner Fellowship are 54 percent African American, 44 percent Hispanic American, and two percent Native American. Doctoral degree recipients are 58 percent Hispanic American, 41 percent African American, and one percent Native American.
In fall 1989, Stony Brook had 8.7 percent African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans enrolled as full-time graduate students among United States citizens enrolled. By fall 2003, the percentage had risen to 11% of the United States citizens enrolled.