University of Maryland Named a Top Minority Degree Producer by Diverse Magazine

University of Maryland Named a Top Minority Degree Producer by Diverse Magazine

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The University of Maryland has been named a Top 100 Minority Degree Producerby Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. UMD ranked No. 28 overall for conferring the most undergraduate degrees to minority students and No. 12 overall for graduate and professional degrees. 

UMD ranked No. 11 for conferring bachelor degrees in social sciences, No. 12 for bachelor degrees in agriculture, No. 13 for bachelor degrees in mathematics and statistics, No. 14 for bachelor degrees in biological and biomedical sciences, and No. 14 for bachelor degrees in education. 

Furthermore, among specific minority groups, UMD ranked No. 4 for graduating African American students with Bachelor degrees in social sciences, No. 4 for graduating African American students with Bachelor degrees in biological and biomedical sciences, No. 4 for graduating Asian American students with Bachelor degrees in education, and No. 4 for graduating African American students with Masters degrees in Engineering. UMD also tied at No. 1 for total minority students with doctoral degrees in mathematics and statistics. 

“We are proud of our success in educating a diverse student body -- the next generation of leaders,” said Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer at UMD. “These accomplishments reflect our commitment to inclusive excellence -- our awareness that in order to provide an excellent education for all students and to excel in research, scholarship and creative works, we must be diverse.” 

Areas UMD ranked in the top 5 include:

  • African American students with Bachelor degrees in Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • African American students with Bachelor degrees in Social Sciences
  • African American students with Bachelor degrees in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • African American students with Bachelor degrees in Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
  • Asian American students with Bachelor degrees in Education
  • African American students with Masters degrees in Engineering
  • African American students with Masters degrees in Library Science
  • Total Minority students with Doctoral degrees in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Asian American students with Doctoral degrees in Mathematics and Statistics
  • African American students with Doctoral in Engineering
  • Asian American students with Doctoral degrees in Visual and Performing Arts

This recognition comes as the university continues to make strides as a national leader in diversity and inclusion. Earlier this year, UMD was named a Top 10 Best College for African Americans by MONEY andESSENCE magazines.  

For more information and complete Diverse rankings, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/

September 8, 2016


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