The School of Engineering is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment, building community, innovating undergraduate education and transforming graduate education, connecting people and ideas for innovation, enhancing financial resources to support our mission, and empowering scholarship, discovery, and invention.
To grow a diverse student body, the School of Engineering will amplify academic and social support to all underrepresented students to enhance the overall Tufts experience. One key concern on which the school will continue to focus is ensuring that students from underrepresented groups remain in engineering through graduation.
Overall, the school has undergraduate retention and completion rates higher than the national norm of 60 to 70 percent. At Tufts, more than 92 percent of all undergraduate engineering students complete their studies in four years (compared to six years for the national statistics). However, it’s slightly lower -- approximately 86 percent -- for Black students.
The resources listed below help to create an environment that welcomes and supports all who have been historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, fields.