Nova Southeastern University Awards Most Doctoral and Professional Degrees to Minorities in...

Nova Southeastern University Awards Most Doctoral and Professional Degrees to Minorities in Nation


NSU No. 1 Among Hispanics, No. 2 Among African Americans 

FORT LAUDERDALEDAVIE, Florida, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Nova Southeastern University (NSU) awards more doctoral and professional degrees to Hispanics and other minorities than any other university in the United States, according to a new study released by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Additionally, NSU is second to Stanford University in California for professional degrees awarded to African Americans, according to the publication’s Sept. 24 issue.

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“These rankings demonstrate Nova Southeastern University’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds – no matter the color of their skin, their ethnic makeup or their heritage,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury. “Diversity is one of NSU’s core values and it is deeply ingrained in our culture to look beyond check boxes on a form and celebrate the differences and similarities of our students, faculty, staff and our role beyond the walls of this university.”

NSU also was ranked among the top universities for undergraduate degrees awarded to minorities by this same study/publication in several categories, including registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing (No. 7); legal professions and studies (No. 10); and health professions and related programs (No. 17).

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education analyzed reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Education to compile the rankings. The publication totaled the number of minorities (African American, Native American, Asian American and Hispanic) who successfully completed degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 in areas such as computer and information sciences and support services; education; health professions and related programs; and business, management, marketing and related support services.

About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution with more than 24,000 students, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information.

Nova Southeastern University Awards Most Doctoral and Professional Degrees to Minorities in Nation