FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 25, 2002–Nova Southeastern University is the number one producer of African American doctorates among traditionally white institutions (TWIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) combined, based on survey results published in the June 20, 2002 edition of Black Issues in Higher Education. NSU also ranked No. 1 in African-American doctorates in education, No. 1 in Hispanic first professional degrees, and No. 1 in African American doctorates in business (tied with Walden University, Minnesota).
The data, which comes from the U.S. Department of Education, was collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) program completers survey conducted by the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data is based on degrees awarded between July 1, 2000 and July 30, 2001.
NSU was ranked second in five categories. The university was the No. 2 producer of:
— Asian American doctorates in business
— Hispanic first professional degrees in dentistry
— Hispanic master’s degrees
— Hispanic master’s degrees in education
— African-American master’s degrees in education.
Other rankings included NSU as the No. 3 producer of Hispanic master’s in three disciplines: business, health sciences, and first professional degrees in law. The university also ranked as the No. 4 producer of African American masters degrees among TWIs, and for African American master’s degrees among TWIs and HBCUs combined.
Nova Southeastern University, with its main campus in Fort Lauderdale, is the largest independent institution of higher education in the southeast United States, and the 12th largest nationally based on enrollment for fall term 2000. It awards bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, psychology, and other social sciences. The university also offers 18 undergraduate majors through the Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies.
For more information about NSU, call 800-541-NOVA, or visit http://www.nova.edu
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale
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