National University Leads California, Nation in Granting Master's Degrees to Minorities
National University's commitment to diversity is well known in higher education, and according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, the university once again ranked among the top institutions in the country in granting master's degrees to minority students in several critical categories.
In its annual "Top 100" graduate degree producers list, Diverse Issues -- which bases its rankings on data from the U.S. Department of Education -- listed National University as first in the nation in granting master's degrees in education to Hispanics in academic year 2008-2009, the year for which the most recent complete data was available.
National ranked fifth in the nation in granting master's degrees to all minorities in all disciplines combined.
National's dominance as a leader in granting master's degrees to minority students was particularly strong in California, where the University led nine categories, was second in one category, and was fourth in another.
Specifically, National University granted more master's degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans than any other institution in California.
By specific discipline, National University is a leader in providing master's degrees in education to minority stufents. National was first in California in providing master's degrees in education to Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. In total, National conferred 593 master's degrees in education to minorities in the 2008-2009 academic year, representing 27 percent of the state's total master's graduates during that time frame.
National also led the state in providing master's degrees in psychology to Hispanics and ranked second in master's degrees in psychology earned by African Americans. Overall, National University was fourth in the state in providing master's degrees in all disciplines combined to minorities.