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Black Scientists With STEM Ph.D.s Face Deep Disparities

A new report finds they disproportionately carry large amounts of student loan debt, among other disparities faced by STEM doctoral grads of color.



Black scientists make up a tiny percentage of Ph.D. recipients in STEM fields, yet they carry an inordinate amount of student loan debt compared to their non-Black peers, according to a new analysis of federal data by RTI International, a nonprofit research institute.


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