NMSU ranks as a leading degree producer for minorities

December 19, 2016 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center

New Mexico State University has been honored as a top university for awarding degrees to minority students. In its annual ranking, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education publishes the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees issued to minority students.

New Mexico State University ranks among the nation’s best for awarding degrees to minority students. (NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)

New Mexico State University ranks among the nation’s best for awarding degrees to minority students. (NMSU photo by Andres Leighton)

NMSU ranks in the top 10 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics for communications technologies/ technicians and support services (seventh); agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences (eighth); hospitality administration/management (ninth); engineering technologies and engineering-related fields (10th); and education (10th).

NMSU ranks in the top 10 in bachelor’s degrees awarded to Native Americans for marketing (fourth); engineering (fourth); agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences (fourth); physical sciences (fifth); engineering technologies and engineering-related fields (fifth); and computer and information sciences and support services (ninth). Additionally, NMSU is ninth for conferring bachelor’s degrees to total minorities for agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences.

Diverse utilizes U.S. Department of Education reports for its Top 100 lists. For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.


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