2005-04-25a National University Ranks 1st in California in Granting Master’s Degrees to Hispanics

San Diego, Calif. – For the sixth consecutive year, National University leads all California colleges and universities in granting master’s degrees to Hispanics, according to the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s annual rankings of “Top Grad Schools & Programs for Hispanics.”  The private non-profit University also ranks second in the United States in that category.

The rankings, which were published on Monday, April 11, also indicate that National University has the third-largest enrollment of Hispanic graduate students in the United States. Hispanic Outlook’s rankings were based upon fall 2003 data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics, which accounted for a total of 2,229 Hispanic students at the San Diego-based university.

U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveal that approximately one third of all U.S. Hispanics reside in California, where their ranks have grown by 43 percent to more than 11 million people since 1990.  With academic centers located in 11 major metropolitan areas throughout California, National University is uniquely qualified to serve some of the state’s largest Hispanic communities, with campuses located in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties, as well as Sacramento, San Jose, Stockton, Fresno and Bakersfield.

National University’s innovative evening-based, once-course-per-month format is frequently attributed to placing higher education within reach of a large and diverse population of working adults.

For more information regarding National University, please contact David Neville, director of information and community relations, at (858) 642-8163.

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