Mission Not Accomplished
Unequal Opportunities and Outcomes for Black and Latinx Engineers
June 8, 2021
Author(s): Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, Michael C. Quinn
Organization(s): Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
Engineering occupations are some of the highest-paying and most prestigious in the US labor market, but they are also some of the least diverse. Mission Not Accomplished: Unequal Opportunities and Outcomes for Black and Latinx Engineers finds that of the nearly 1.7 million prime-age engineering workers in the United States in 2019, 81% were either White or Asian, and 84% were men. A mere 3% of engineers working in the field in 2019 were either Black or Latinx women.