Higher Ed Publication Cites Tuskegee University as Top Producer of Minority Grads

UNCF-member institution Tuskegee University remains among the nation’s top producers of minority degree-earners in 2018, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top 100 Degree Producers” rankings. The university retains its significant influence on diversifying the nation’s workforce in a variety of fields— most notably, agriculture, architecture, engineering, natural resources, physical sciences, rehabilitation and therapeutic services and veterinary medicine.

For several years, Diverse has tracked the institutions that confer the most degrees on minority students. Its annual list of “Top 100 Degree Producers” relies on an analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions—both public and private schools, including, but not limited to, those classified as HBCUs.

Tuskegee appears as a top-25 producer of African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American graduates for many professional career fields, including:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences: #2, African American master’s graduates; #3, African American undergraduate graduates; #3, Native American undergraduate graduates; #10, total minority master’s graduates; and #21, total minority undergraduate graduates
  • Architecture and Related Services: #4, African American undergraduate graduates
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences: #22, African American doctoral graduates
  • Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services: #22, African American undergraduate graduates
  • Engineering: #6, African American undergraduate graduates
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences: #13, African American master’s graduates
  • Health Professions and Related Programs: #25, Native American undergraduate graduates
  • Natural Resources and Conservation: #6, African American master’s graduates; #11, Asian American master’s graduates; and #23, African American undergraduate graduates
  • Physical Sciences: #8, African American doctoral graduates; and #10, African American master’s graduates
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions: #2, African American master’s graduates; and #13, total minority master’s graduates
  • Veterinary Medicine: #1, African American doctoral graduates; #1, minority doctoral graduates; #6, Hispanic doctoral graduates; and #18, Asian American doctoral graduates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education describes itself as the only source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. For more than 30 years, Diverse has reported, first through its magazine and later through the addition of its news website, on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education—including topics such as tenure, salary, faculty, students, recruitment, retention, access and equity.

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