Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Ranks Among Top Universities Awarding Degrees to Diverse Student Population

KINGSVILLE - July 25, 2012

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Several Texas A&M University- Kingsville academic programs ranked high in a national listing of universities conferring degrees to minority students.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville 1st in the nation in awarding graduate engineering degrees to Hispanic students, and 2nd in awarding communication disorders sciences and services undergraduate and graduate degrees, according to the list of Top 100 Degree Producers.

The magazine publishes the Top 100 Degree Producers rankings of the institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students. Rankings are based on an analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by universities across the country. Rankings are based on the 2010-2011 preliminary data.

Total undergraduate rankings:

  • 2nd Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Hispanic)
  • 4th Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Total Minority)
  • 6th Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (Hispanic)
  • 9th Engineering (Hispanic)
  • 17th Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences (Total Minority)
  • 22nd Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields (Hispanic)
  • 26th Natural Resources and Conservation (Hispanic)
  • 32nd Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • 37th Physical Sciences (Hispanic)
  • 41st Family and Consumer Sciences/ Human Sciences (Hispanic)
  • 42nd Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies (Hispanic)
  • 48th Health Professions and Related Programs (Hispanic)
  • 49th Visual and Performing Arts (Hispanic)
  • 61st All Disciplines Combined

Total graduate rankings:

  • 1st Engineering (Hispanic)
  • 2nd Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Hispanic)
  • 5th Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Total Minority)
  • 19th Physical Sciences (Hispanic)
  • 20th English Language and Literature (Hispanic)
  • 26th Engineering (Total Minority)
  • 37th Health Professions and Related Programs (Hispanic)
  • 45th All Disciplines Combines (Hispanic)
  • 46th Education (Hispanic)

“Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an institution of access and opportunity for all our students,” said A&M-Kingsville President Dr. Steven Tallant. “We are proud to be a diverse institution. Our faculty, staff and administrators work every day to ensure that sense of diversity is nurtured and that our students are inspired to achieve excellence in every way.

“These rankings affirm our mission and reflect our commitment to offering challenging academic programs and a positive university experience that ensures our students’ continued success,” Tallant said.

About Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For more than 25 years, Diverse has highlighted matters of access and opportunity in higher education. Launched in 1984 as Black Issues in Higher Education, the magazine focused on the role and issues of African Americans in higher education. To best reflect changing demographics, in 2005 the magazine became Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. The publication focuses on addressing higher education issues related to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans.


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