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NC State in Top 5 for Minority Degrees

NC State earned several spots in the top 5 on a Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine list of universities that award the most degrees to minority students.

In the graduate degree listings, NC State was third overall in doctorates awarded in agriculture and related sciences to all minority students. NC State ranked fourth nationally in mathematics and statistics undergraduate degrees awarded to African Americans and fifth nationally in engineering undergraduate degrees awarded to African Americans.

NC State also made the magazine’s Top 100 Degree Producers list in physical sciences, education, and biological and biomedical sciences, based on numbers of undergraduate degrees awarded to African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American students in 2008-09.

Here are highlights from NC State’s top 20 rankings:

  • No. 6: doctorates in math and statistics awarded to all minorities
  • No. 10: doctorates in engineering for African American students
  • No. 11: doctorates in engineering for Hispanics
  • No. 12: master’s degrees in engineering for African Americans
  • No. 15: master’s degrees in physical sciences for Asian Americans
  • No. 16: undergraduate degrees in engineering for African Americans
  • No. 20: undergraduate degrees in agriculture and related sciences for Asian Americans

The complete rankings are available online at http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.

NC State in Top 5 for Minority Degrees

NC State earned top 5 rankings in Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine’s list of universities that award the most degrees to minority students.

NC State ranked fourth nationally in mathematics and statistics undergraduate degrees awarded to African Americans and fifth nationally in engineering undergraduate degrees awarded to African Americans.

NC State also made the magazine’s Top 100 Degree Producers list in agriculture, physical sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, and education, based on numbers of undergraduate degrees awarded to African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American students in 2008-09.

In the graduate degree listings, NC State was third overall in total number of doctorates awarded to minorities. The university was sixth in the total number of doctorates awarded to minorities in math and statistics. In engineering, NC State was 10th in the number of doctoral degrees for African Americans and 11th in doctoral degrees for Hispanic students.

In the master’s degree rankings, NC State was 12th for African Americans earning degrees in engineering and 15th for Asian Americans earning degrees in physical sciences.

The complete ratings are available online at http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.

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