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Higher ed publication cites Tuskegee as top producer of minority grads

December 31, 2018

Contact: Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education logoTuskegee University remains among the nation’s top producers of minority degree-earners in 2018, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top 100 Degree Producers” rankings. The university retains its significant influence on diversifying the nation’s workforce in a variety of fields — most notably, agriculture, architecture, engineering, natural resources, physical sciences, rehabilitation and therapeutic services, and veterinary medicine.

For several years, Diverse has tracked the institutions that confer the most degrees on minority students. Its annual list of “Top 100 Degree Producers” relies on an analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions — both public and private schools, including, but not limited to, those classified as HBCUs.

Tuskegee appears as a top-25 producer of African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian-American graduates for many professional career fields, including:

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences: #2, African-American master’s graduates; #3, African-American undergraduate graduates; #3, Native American undergraduate graduates; #10, total minority master’s graduates; and #21, total minority undergraduate graduates

Architecture and Related Services: #4, African-American undergraduate graduates

Biological and Biomedical Sciences: #22, African-American doctoral graduates

Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services: #22, African-American undergraduate graduates

Engineering: #6, African-American undergraduate graduates

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences: #13, African-American master’s graduates

Health Professions and Related Programs: #25, Native American undergraduate graduates

Natural Resources and Conservation: #6, African-American master’s graduates; #11, Asian-American master’s graduates; and #23, African-American undergraduate graduates

Physical Sciences: #8, African-American doctoral graduates; and #10, African-American master’s graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions: #2, African-American master’s graduates; and #13, total minority master’s graduates

Veterinary Medicine: #1, African-American doctoral graduates; #1, minority doctoral graduates; #6, Hispanic doctoral graduates; and #18, Asian-American doctoral graduates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education describes itself as the only source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. For more than 30 years, Diverse has reported, first through its magazine and later through the addition of its news website, on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education — including topics such as tenure, salary, faculty, students, recruitment, retention, access and equity.

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