USF Among Top Degree Producers for Minority Students

TAMPA, Fla. (July 21, 2010) - The University of South Florida is ranked among the nation’s leading institutions for awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. In the publication’s annual reports, USF has a strong presence in the different academic categories and race/ethnicity subcategories.

 

Diverse ranks institutions by the total number of baccalaureate degrees awarded during the 2008-09 academic year. The publication includes 21 academic discipline categories and five race/ethnicity sub-categories (total minority, African American, Hispanic, Asian America and American Indian), for a total of 105 categories and subcategories. USF ranks in the top 50 in 15 subcategories for undergraduate degrees and 11 subcategories for graduate degrees.

 

The rankings note USF’s rise in doctoral degrees awarded in all disciples to Hispanic students and total minority students, coming in at #14 and #43, respectively. At the undergraduate level, USF is ranked #14 in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to African American students in all disciplines and #29 for Hispanic students in all disciplines.

 

Overall, USF’s 2009 rankings reflect the university’s broad academic portfolio and diverse student body. USF’s top 10 rankings for 2010 are as follows:

 

Top 10 Undergraduate (Baccalaureate)

·         #2 – English Language and Literature/Letters, African American students

·         #2 – Social Science and History, African American students

·         #3 – Biological and Biomedical Sciences, African American students

·         #8 – Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Hispanic students

·         #9 – Biological and Biomedical Sciences, total minority students

 

Top 10 Graduate

·         #2 – Biological and Biomedical Sciences (master’s degree), African American students

·         #6 – Biological and Biomedical Sciences (master’s degree), Hispanic students

·         #7 – Biological and Biomedical Sciences (master’s degree), total minority students

·         #7 – Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (doctoral degree), Hispanic students

·         #7 – Engineering (doctoral degree), Hispanic students

·         #8 – Psychology (doctoral degree), Hispanic students