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History and Results

​TexPREP was founded in 1979 by mathematics professor Dr. Manuel P. Berriozabal, at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Replication of the program began in 1986. Since 1997, with a grant from NASA, TexPREP has continued its replication in Hispanic-serving institutions nationwide.

Since the program’s origin, over 24,842 students have completed at least one summer component of TexPREP.  Of those students, 81% were members of minority groups, 53% were women, and 38% came from economically disadvantaged families. 

Results

Of the 12,424 former participants who are of college age, 5,663 responded to the 2006 Annual Survey. 

The following is a summary of the results:

  • 99.9% graduated from high school 
  • 99% attend college
  • 83% of the college attendees graduated from college
  • 79% of the senior college graduates are members of underrepresented minority groups
  • 49% of the senior college graduates are science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering majors
  • 75% of the science, mathematics, computer science, and engineering graduates are members of underrepresented minority groups
  • 80% of the college students, junior college graduates, and senior graduates attended or graduated from Texas colleges