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FAU Ranks Among Top 50 Colleges and Universities in Graduating Hispanic Students

BOCA RATON, FL (May 18, 2009) -- Florida Atlantic University ranked as one of the top 50 four-year colleges in conferring bachelor’s degrees on Hispanic graduates according to a survey conducted by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, a magazine published bi-weekly that informs college students, organizations and community-based corporations of matters Hispanic students encounter on college campuses.

              “Florida Atlantic University works relentlessly to serve its community by enrolling quality students of all backgrounds,” said FAU President Frank T. Brogan. “Being recognized for our diversity in academic achievement is a real honor.”

            In the 2007-08 academic year, 65,699 degrees were conferred on Hispanics in the top 100 universities that serve the Hispanic population. At FAU, 815 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to Hispanic students during the same academic year. This is a 4 percent increase over the 2006-07 academic year, when 61,374 degrees were conferred on Hispanics and 738 bachelor’s degrees were awarded by FAU.

            The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education survey indicated that FAU was ranked 26th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees on Hispanics, up from 28th for the 2006-07 academic year. 

“We are extremely proud of our diverse student body which allows us to be a leader in graduating Hispanic students,” said Dr. Charles Brown, vice president of Student Affairs at FAU.

            For more information on the rankings, visit www.hispanicoutlook.com.

-FAU-

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