Recognition Lists


Top STEM-Friendly Programs

(Irvine, California) – December 15, 2016 – Diversity in STEAM Magazine (DISM) today released the results of its much-anticipated 2016 review of the nation’s Best of the
Best Top STEM-Friendly Programs.

Diversity in STEAM Magazine polled hundreds of schools for its 2016 Best of the Best evaluations. DISM is one the nation’s fastest-growing diversity magazines, promoting the advancement of diversity in all aspects of STEAM to ensure equal opportunity. The outstanding efforts toward this promotion make these schools leaders in the quest for true diversity, and we commend them all.

This year’s recognitions include the following, in alphabetical order:

Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Drexel University
Duke University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Missouri University of Science &
North Carolina State University- Raleigh
New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University- University Park
Princeton University
Purdue University—West Lafayette
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Stanford University
Stevens Institute of Technology
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Texas A&M University- College Station
University of California—Berkeley
University of California—Davis
University of Florida
University of California—Irvine
University of California—Los Angeles
University of California—San Diego
University of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
University of Michigan- Ann Arbor
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
University of Texas—Austin
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Washington State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

The goal of the annual evaluations is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to our readers, but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm’s agents and/or affiliates. This year, more than 100 schools and institutions participated.

The results are published in the winter-spring issue of Diversity in STEAM Magazine and available on newsstands mid-December. Published by DiversityComm, Diversity in STEAM Magazine is dedicated to promoting the advancement of diversity in all aspects of STEM programs, business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. DiversityComm also publishes Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine.

For more information about the annual Best of the Best survey or Diversity in STEAM Magazine, please contact the research department at (800) 592-STEAM (7832) or e-email

About Diversity in STEAM Magazine

Diversity in STEAM Magazine (DISM) brings STEM Programs and educational, business and employment opportunities to all minorities and diverse cultures starting with K-12.

One of the best ways to create value in the 21st century is to combine science and technology with arts, creativity and entrepreneurship. It is our firm belief that in order to have a successful company, Diversity & Inclusion must be implemented in all departments. STEM and the arts are critical for our future and innovation.

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