New Mexico State University recognized as being a top Hispanic degree producer

September 19, 2012 by Emily C. Kelley, NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University continues to be recognized among the top universities for granting degrees to Hispanic students.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has long produced rankings of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees awarded to minority students. The publication’s Sept. 13 issue focused on the top 50 Hispanic bachelor’s and master’s degree granting schools.

NMSU’s highest rank on this specific group of rankings is eighth in education bachelor’s degrees granted to Hispanics. Other Hispanic bachelor’s degree rankings include 33rd in business management, marketing and related support service and 17th in engineering degrees granted.

In Hispanic master’s degrees granted, NMSU is 32nd in business management, marketing and related support service; 24th in education; 17th in engineering and 18th in social sciences.

The information for this report is collected through the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS). Analysis is based on degrees conferred during the 2010-2011 academic year.

For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit

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