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National University Leads California in Granting Master's Degrees in Education to Minority Students

July 30, 2012

  • National granted more master’s in education to Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans than any other single California institution
  • National University awarded more master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to African Americans than any other college or university in the state
  • National University was second in the state in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to minority students

San Diego, Calif. – National University, the second-largest private, non-profit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the United States, conferred more master’s degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in California during the 2010-2011 academic year, according to figures released by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine in its annual “Top 100” list.

Diverse Issues’ rankings are based on analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education.

National University ranked first in the state in granting master’s degrees in education to all minorities in every category, including overall, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. According to the 14th annual report on state teacher supply issued earlier this year by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), National University prepared more teachers for their single-subject, multiple-subject, and education specialist teaching credentials than any other single institution in the state during the 2010-2011 academic year, marking the 12th consecutive year that National has led the state in preparing credentialed teachers.

According to Diverse Issues’ “Top 100” report, National University also was first in California in granting master’s degrees in psychology to Hispanics and African Americans.

National University awarded more master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to African Americans than any other college or university in California. Overall, National was second in the state in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to minority students.

Nationally, National University was first in the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to Hispanics and fourth in the United States in granting master’s degrees in education to all minority students. Overall, National University was 14th in the nation in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to minority students.

To learn more about Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s rankings, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/. To review the CTC’s report on teacher credentialing, visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov/reports/TSR_2010_11_Full_Report_Final_15March2012.pdf. The source of credentialed teachers by university begins on Page 18 of the report.

For more information, visit www.nu.edu.

ABOUT NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th largest in the United States. With 22,000 full-time students and 129,000 alumni, National University is 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. Four schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; and the School of Health and Human Services – offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit www.nu.edu.

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