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New Mexico State ranks among top universities for minorities

Black Issues in Higher Education, a national magazine dedicated to minority issues in higher education, has ranked New Mexico State University as one of the nation's top universities for Hispanic and American Indian students.


azine's June 5, 2003, issue ranked the Top 100 Degree Producers for minority students based on the number of degrees awarded to African American, American Indian, Asian American and Hispanic students.

New Mexico State University ranked 18th overall in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to American Indian students and 17th overall in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.

"NMSU is proud of the consistently high rankings our institution has in graduating Hispanic and American Indian students, demonstrating the commitment of our faculty and staff to diversity and excellence," said Provost William Flores.

In specific academic areas, NMSU ranked 2nd overall in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to American Indians in engineering, 7th in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in education, 8th in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in engineering, 14th in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in computer and information science, 28th in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in business, 33rd in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in English language and letters, and 40th in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in the biological and life sciences.