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

August 20, 2013

  • National granted more master’s in education to Hispanics, African 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, nonprofit university in California, conferred more master’s degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in California during the 2011-2012 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 minorities in four categories, including overall, Hispanics, African Americans and Native Americans. According to the 15th 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 2011-2012 academic year, marking the 13th 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, African Americans and Native 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 third in the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to Hispanics and fifth in the United States in granting master’s degrees in education to all minority students. Overall, National University was 16th 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/GraduateDegreeProducers2013.php. To review the CTC’s report on teacher credentialing, visit http://www.ctc.ca.gov/reports/TS-2011-2012-AnnualRpt.pdf. The source of credentialed teachers by university begins on Page 20 of the report.

For more information, visit www.nu.edu.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit university in California. With 30,000 students and more than 130,000 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. 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, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 133 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 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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