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NMSU ranked in graduate degrees for minorities

New Mexico State University ranks among the top universities in the number of graduate degrees awarded to minority students during the 2002-03 academic year, according to Black Issues in Higher Education.

azine ranked NMSU as fourth in the nation for the number of master's degrees in agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences awarded to Hispanic students and 11th in master's degrees in those fields awarded to all minorities.

The university ranked eighth in the number of master's degrees in engineering awarded to Hispanics and 42nd in engineering master's degrees awarded to all minorities.

NMSU ranked 11th in education doctorates awarded to Hispanics and 37th in education doctorates awarded to all minorities.

For all disciplines combined, NMSU ranked 30th in the nation for the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics and 36th for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics.

According to the magazine, post-baccalaureate credentials are needed to move into the leadership class of companies, communities and the country, and the quality of life for current and future generations depends on the ability of colleges and universities to award post-baccalaureate degrees to a diverse population.

Data for the rankings in the magazine's July 29 issue came from the U.S. Department of Education. Institutions involved in the study were located in the United States and the District of Columbia.