University of Maryland Named a Top Producer of Minority Graduates

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland has been named a Top 100 Minority Degree Producer by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. UMD is listed as No. 1 in the state for conferring bachelor degrees to minority students.

In the only national reporting of its kind, UMD ranked in the top 25 for Asian American bachelor’s (19), African American bachelor’s (21) and total minority professional doctoral degrees (24) in all disciplines.

Specific program areas UMD ranked in the top 5 include:

    • Total minority students with Doctoral degrees in Mathematics and Statistics (1)
    • African American students with Bachelor’s degrees in Social Sciences (2)
    • Asian American students with Doctoral degrees in Mathematics and Statistics (2)
    • Total minority students with Master’s degrees in Multi/interdisciplinary studies (3)
    • African American students with Bachelor’s degrees in Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (4)
    • African American students with Bachelor’s degrees in Agriculture and Agriculture Operations (4)
    • African American students with Master’s degrees in Engineering (4)
    • Asian American students with Master’s degrees in Multi/interdisciplinary studies (4)
    • African American students with Bachelor’s degrees in Natural Resources and Conservation (5)

Diverse reports the number of combined bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral-level degrees awarded increased across the country by more than 58,000 degrees since last year.

For more information and complete Diverse rankings, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/

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