Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville makes strong showing in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine national rankings

KINGSVILLE - May 22, 2006

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine released their annual lists of the top institutions for Hispanics in their May 8, 2006 issue, and Texas A&M University-Kingsville saw itself featured prominently throughout.

Using the latest data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, the magazine issued their lists of the Top 100 Institutions for Hispanics based on bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees awarded. In addition, the magazine included lists of the Top 10 schools for first degrees by academic programs, first professional degree list and Carnegie Classification rankings.

Texas A&M-Kingsville rankings appeared in the following categories:

Bachelor’s degrees awarded—27th; in specific academic programs for bachelor’s degrees, A&M-Kingsville ranks 5 th in agriculture and 4th in multi/interdisciplinary studies

Master’s degrees awarded—37th

Doctoral degrees awarded—41st

Carnegie Classifications—27 th (A&M-Kingsville is designated as a Doctoral Research Intensive University in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the second highest category possible. In order to receive the classification, universities must offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs and demonstrate a commitment to graduate education through the doctorate. In addition, universities must award at least 10 doctoral degrees per year across three or more disciplines or at least 20 doctoral degrees per year overall.)

“We are pleased to see Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s latest national rankings in this year’s Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine,” said Dr. Rumaldo Z. Juárez, president of Texas A&M-Kingsville.  “This year’s national rankings place us in the top 50 institutions graduating the most Hispanics in all three levels of degrees--bachelors, masters, and doctoral.  Of special note is being ranked 5 th in the country of institutions graduating Hispanics with degrees in agriculture and 4 th in multi-disciplinary studies. 

“We are very proud of our faculty for this success and especially of our students, who are major contributors to our society and our national workforce.”

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is published 25 times a year. It describes itself as the sole Hispanic journal on today’s college campus, which reaches a broad cultural audience of educators, administrators, students, student service and community-based organizations and corporations. The national magazine works with an editorial board made up of accomplished academic professionals, presenting feature articles which provide constructive discussion of issues confronted by Hispanics on the college campuses and in private industry.

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