Why NSBE?

With more than 30,000 members, the National Society of Black Engineers is one of the largest student-governed organizations in the country. Founded in 1975, NSBE now includes more than 394 College, Pre-College, and Technical Professional/Alumni chapters in the United States and abroad. NSBE’s mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community."

As companies have adopted diversity and inclusion as important focuses within their company, the National Society of Black Engineers aids in providing their recruiting needs. Every year, a little more than 3,000 African Americans graduate with a 4-year degree in engineering while the graduating national average is approximately 80,000 a year. As we actively engage in increasing this number, we also look to place our members in corporations across the country to be valuable members to your team.

We are the ONLY organization where you will find a plethora of African American technical talent that own, operate and direct the mission of the National Society of Black Engineers. Whether you recruit at our (6) Fall Regional Conferences, our Annual Convention or peruse through our database of over 12,000 resumes, you are sure to find talent in our vault. We also welcome you to partner with us through other avenues of outreach and programs. Thank you and we look forward to a successful partnership with you.

  • 30,000 – We have more than 30,000 African Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that are members of NSBE worldwide.
  • 12,000- More than 12,000 Blacks in STEM have posted their resumes in our Career Center in hopes of being hired by YOU.
  • 10,000 – The Approximate number of individuals that attend our National Convention yearly.
  • 400- Approximate number of chapters represented within NSBE
  • 160- Domestic and international companies that currently partner with NSBE.
  • 48- Corporations that partner with us at the highest level of support
  • 12 - Number of summer camps that expose kids as early as the 3rd grade to the fundamentals of engineering. (Summer Engineering Experience for Kids)