NMSU ranks as a leading Hispanic degree producer

October 8, 2014 by Tiffany Acosta, NMSU News Center

New Mexico State University has been honored as a top university for awarding degrees to Hispanic students for the fifth consecutive year.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education publishes annual rankings of the Top 100 producers of associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees issued to minority students. The top 50 Hispanic bachelor’s and master’s degree awarding schools were featured in the Sept. 25 issue.

NMSU moved into the top 10 in bachelor’s degrees awarded in education to Hispanics, ranking seventh. Additionally, NMSU ranked 25th in bachelor’s degrees in engineering and 28th in bachelor’s in business management, marketing and related support services to Hispanics.

“New Mexico State University continues to meet our land-grant mission to educate our citizens and to provide educational access to our statewide community,” said Michael Morehead, dean of the College of Education. “This report indicates the ongoing success and commitment of the faculty and staff of NMSU.”

In master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, NMSU was 16th in engineering, while social sciences and education followed in 33rd and 40th, respectively.

This report used data obtained through the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS). Analysis is based on degrees conferred during the 2012-2013 academic year.

For a complete list of the rankings, along with the methodology used, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100.

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