May 7, 2010
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – National University, California’s second-largest, private non-profit institution of higher education, conferred more master’s degrees to Hispanic students than any other college or university in California during the 2009 academic year, according to the annual “Top 100 College Rankings for Hispanics” in the May 3, 2010 issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.
Hispanic Outlook’s rankings are based on information from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
In total, National University conferred 453 master’s degrees to Hispanics in 2009. Hispanic students represented 13% percent of the total master’s graduates from National University in 2009.
In addition to ranking first in California, National University ranked fifth in the nation in granting master’s degrees to Hispanic students according to Hispanic Outlook.
National University consistently ranks among California’s top institutions in higher education in serving minority student populations. According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, National University was first in California in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanics, African Americans and Native Americans during the previous academic year. By specific discipline, National University ranked first overall in granting master’s degrees in education in California to every minority category. National University also was first in the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to Hispanics and third in the U.S. in granting master’s degrees in education to all minorities.
To learn more about The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s annul rankings, visit www.HispanicOutlook.com. To learn more about Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s rankings, visit www.diverseeducation.com.
About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California with 22,000 full-time students and more than 120,000 alumni. The flagship institution of the National University System, National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences, the School of Business and Management, the School of Education, the School of Engineering and Technology, the School of Health and Human Services, and the School of Media and Communication – offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 30 locations throughout California and in Henderson, Nevada. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 60 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.
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