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New Mexico State University serves American Indian graduate students

New Mexico State University was recognized for its dedication to minority graduate education in the July 14 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education, which looked at the top 100 producers of graduate and professional degrees awarded to minority students.


s ranked 21st nationally for master's degrees awarded in education to American Indian students and 33rd for American Indian master's degrees awarded in all disciplines combined. NMSU was ranked 30th in the total number of doctorates awarded to minorities in the physical sciences, joining Johns Hopkins, Cornell and Howard.

NMSU ranked 23rd for both doctorates and master's degrees awarded to Hispanic students in all disciplines.

"These rankings represent NMSU's commitment to serve the diverse populations of New Mexico and the Southwest," NMSU Provost William Flores said. "We are proud of our rankings and are committed to continue to expand programs that serve minority students."
Flores said NMSU is increasing the number of minority students from out-of-state.
NMSU ranks fifth in awarding master's degrees to Hispanics in English language and literature, ninth in master's degrees awarded to Hispanic students in the field of biology and 11th in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students in engineering.

NMSU joined Arizona State University in ranking eighth for awarding Hispanics doctorates in education.

NMSU was ranked 20th in master's degrees in education awarded to Hispanics, 37th in master's degrees in English language and literature and 39th in awarding master's degrees awarded in social sciences and history to Hispanics.