Closing the Gap

Harmony Helping Minority Populations Achieve More

College Enrollment Rates

Sahin, A., Ekmekci, A., & Waxman, H. C., Demirci, E., & Rangel, V. S.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics (2015),
2 Desilver (2014),
3 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (2016)

African American

Harmony: 87%

Tx Avg: 46%

U.S. Avg: 58%

Hispanic

Harmony: 84%

Tx Avg: 53%

U.S. Avg: 72%

Economically Disadvantaged

Harmony: 82%

Tx Avg: 43%

U.S. Avg: 51%

Percentage of Graduates Choosing STEM Majors in College

(2019 Study)

Sahin, A., Ekmekci, A., & Waxman, H. C., Demirci, E., & Rangel, V. S.
1 High School Longitudinal Study: 2009 (Ingels, et al., 2015), calculated using weights.

African American

Harmony: 57%

Tx Avg: 21%

U.S. Avg: 14%

Hispanic

Harmony: 58%

Tx Avg: 29%

U.S. Avg: 20%

Economically Disadvantaged

Harmony: 70%

Tx Avg: 27%

U.S. Avg: 18%

Graduation Rates

1 Sahin, A. (2013). STEM clubs and science fair competitions: Effects on post-secondary matriculation. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 14(1), 7-13.

2 Education Week, (2011).

Harmony: 100%

TX Avg: 72%

U.S. Avg: 68%

4 Year College Admission Rates for Harmony Graduates

Sahin, A. (2013). STEM clubs and science fair competitions:
Effects on post-secondary matriculation. Journal of STEM
Education: Innovations and Research, 14(1), 7-13.


National Center for Education Statistics, 2009.

African American: 88%

Hispanic: 87%

Economically Disadvantaged: 87%

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