NMSU recognized again by Diverse magazine for producing minority degrees

August 3, 2010 by Donyelle Kesler, NMSU News Center

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine recognized New Mexico State University for the second time this summer. The university made the list of Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers in three separate categories.

The July issue of the publication ranked NMSU as #25 in the country for Hispanic master’s degrees, 37 for Native American master’s degrees and 61 for Hispanic doctoral degrees. The data was based on the number of degrees awarded for the 2008-09 academic year.

In 2009, NMSU awarded 235 master’s degrees to Hispanics and another 17 were awarded to Native Americans. NMSU also awarded nine Hispanic doctoral degrees.

The data for these rankings is collected by the National Center for Education Statistics from all U.S. postsecondary institutions as part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set.

The types of colleges and universities that were included in this study are those that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as eligible to distribute federal student aide (have a Title IV status), located in the 50 states or the District of Columbia and are not military service related.


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