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

  • National University leads California in granting master’s in education to all minorities
  • National University ranked first in nation in granting master’s in education to Hispanics
  • More California Hispanics, African Americans, and Native Americans earned master’s in all disciplines combined from National University in 2007-08 academic year

La Jolla, Calif. – National University, California’s second-largest, private non-profit institution of higher education, conferred more master’s degrees in education to minority students – including Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans – than any other college or university in California during the 2007-2008 academic year, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

In total, National University conferred 602 master’s degrees in education to minorities in the 2007-2008 academic year. Minority students represented 25.7 percent of the total master’s graduates from National University in 2007-2008.

National University ranked first overall in California in granting master’s degrees in education to every minority category. National University also is 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.

National University also is first in California in granting master’s degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanics, African Americans and Native Americans. By specific discipline, National University is first in granting master’s in psychology to African Americans and Hispanics.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
published its annual rankings of the top 100 colleges and universities providing graduate degrees to minority students in late October. The rankings are based upon data from the U.S. Department of Education.

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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 185,000 alumni. 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 Schools of Business and Management; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services, and Media and Communication; and the College of Letters and Sciences – offer more than 75 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials at more than 30 locations throughout California and in Henderson, Nevada. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 50 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit