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

July 27, 2011

  • 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 Hispanics and 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 2009-2010 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 13th 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 2009-2010 academic year, marking the 11th 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 Hispanics and African Americans than any other college or university in the State. Overall, National was second in the state in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines to minority students. National also was tied for second in the state in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines to Native American students.

Nationally, National University was second in the nation in granting master’s degrees in education to Hispanics and sixth in the United States in granting master’s degrees in education to all minority students. Overall, National University was 11th 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/TS_2009-2010_AnnualRpt.pdf. The source of credentialed teachers by university begins on Page 18 of the report.

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 125,000 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 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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