NMSU ranks high in Native American, Hispanic health professions and related programs

December 12, 2012 by Emily C. Kelley, NMSU News Center

“Diverse Issues in Higher Education” has ranked New Mexico State University’s health professions and related programs among the top producers for Native American and Hispanic degree recipients in the nation.

NMSU ranks number 10 nationally in the number of degrees awarded to Native American students in graduate health professions and related programs, and 23rd in the nation for undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students in health professions and related programs. NMSU ranked number one for the number of master’s level public health degrees awarded to Native American students, and 11th for the number of undergraduate nursing degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

NMSU continues to be recognized among the top 50 universities in the nation for awarding degrees to both Native American undergraduates and Native American master’s students across all disciplines, according to “Diverse Issues in Higher Education.” NMSU ranks 43rd in undergraduate degrees and 32nd for master’s degrees.

Rankings are based on the review of 2010-2011 preliminary data submitted by the university to the U.S. Department of Education.

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