NATIONAL UNIVERSITY RANKS FIRST IN CALIFORNIA, 3RD IN U.S. IN GRANTING MASTER’S...

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY RANKS FIRST IN CALIFORNIA, 3RD IN U.S. IN GRANTING MASTER’S DEGREES TO HISPANICS



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SAN DIEGO–(HISPANIIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2003–National University ranks third in the nation in granting master’s to Hispanics in California, according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s annual “Top 100 Schools” report, published this week.

It also ranks first among California colleges and universities in that category for the fourth consecutive year.

National University outperformed all but two U.S. universities, including New York University and the University of Miami, conferring a total of 332 master’s degrees to Hispanics during the 2000-2001 academic year, the latest year for which the National Center for Education Statistics possesses assessable data. That is 85 more graduates than National University produced in the previous measurable year, and moves the San Diego-based non-profit institution up one position in the national rankings.

Statewide, the number of master’s degrees granted by National University to Hispanics surpasses second-ranked University of California by 127. San Diego State University ranks third in California, having granted 194 master’s degrees to Hispanics.

U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveal that between 1990 and 2000 the nation’s Hispanic population increased by almost 58 percent to 35.3 million. Approximately one third of U.S. Hispanics reside in California, where their ranks have grown by 43 percent to nearly 11 million people within the past decade.

The Hispanic Outlook’s annual “Top 100 colleges for Hispanics” list was published May 5. The rankings are posted on the Web at http://www.hispanicoutlook.com/top100.html For more information regarding National University, contact Hoyt J. Smith at 858/642-8111 or visit the University’s Web site at http://www.nu.edu.

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY RANKS FIRST IN CALIFORNIA, 3RD IN U.S. IN GRANTING MASTER’S DEGREES TO HISPANICS