Oakbrook Terrace, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 2, 2007–According to the educational trade publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, DeVry University campuses in California are the number one producer of Hispanic graduates and the number two producer of Asian-American graduates earning bachelor’s degrees in the field of Computer and Information Science and Support Services in the United States. DeVry University campuses in Illinois and Florida ranked fourth and eighth, respectively, for the same Hispanic undergraduate category. DeVry individual state enrollments also ranked highly in a number of different categories, including its campuses in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Texas ranking among the top 50 for Total Minority Baccalaureates in the “Computer and Information Science” category.
According to DeVry University, minority enrollment constitutes approximately 50 percent of its student population system wide, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. In a diverse state such as California, minority enrollment is upwards of 64 percent, including students of African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American heritage.
“Fueling our success in this demographic is the attractiveness of DeVry University to a large number of students who are working or who have families,” said David Pauldine, president of DeVry University.
“They appreciate our career-focused business and technology curriculum that gets them into the job market much faster than if they attended a traditional institution and our flexible course options which meet their demanding schedules.”
“Given that there are thousands of educational institutions in the United States, our top 25 rankings in several categories confirm that DeVry is committed to being one of the top overall producers of business and technology-related minority graduates in the country,” Pauldine adds. “We are extremely proud of that commitment.”
Notable rankings for DeVry state minority enrollments include the following:
Total Minority Baccalaureates in Computer and Information Sciences:
— 5th – DeVry University Illinois
— 6th – DeVry University California
— 9th – DeVry University Georgia
— 18th – DeVry University New Jersey
— 21st – DeVry Institute of Technology New York
— 23rd – DeVry University Florida
— 41st – DeVry University Texas
Asian-American Baccalaureates in Computer and Information Sciences:
— 2nd – DeVry University California
— 49th – DeVry University New Jersey
African-American Baccalaureates in Computer and Information Sciences:
— 5th – DeVry University Georgia
— 6th – DeVry University Illinois
— 11th – DeVry University New Jersey
— 21st – DeVry University Florida
— 26th – DeVry University California
— 29th – DeVry University Texas
Hispanic Baccalaureates in Computer and Information Sciences:
— 1st – DeVry University California
— 4th – DeVry University Illinois
— 8th – DeVry University Florida
— 27th – DeVry University Texas
— 30th – DeVry University New Jersey
— 34th – DeVry University Arizona
Total Minority Baccalaureates in Business, Management and Marketing:
— 25th – DeVry University Illinois
— 32nd – DeVry University California
— 38th – DeVry University Georgia
African-American Baccalaureates in Business, Management and Marketing:
— 6th – DeVry University Georgia
— 13th – DeVry University Illinois
Hispanic Baccalaureates in Business, Management and Marketing:
— 28th – DeVry University California
— 32nd – DeVry University Illinois
Asian-American Baccalaureates in Business, Management and Marketing:
— 26th – DeVry University California *T
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education publishes annual lists of the “Top 100 Degree Producers” of bachelor’s degree graduates who are students of color. Institutions are listed by state and the rankings are broken down into various academic disciplines and by minority group. The 2007 list measures degrees awarded during the 2005-2006 academic year.
About DeVry University
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, healthcare technology, business and management. More than 48,000 students are enrolled at its 85 locations in 24 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University Online. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA), http://www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
For more information about DeVry University, visit http://www.devry.edu. Media Contact: Dan Dement at 714-661-9814.