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Kristine Gobbo

FAU Ranks Among Top 100 Colleges and Universities in Producing Graduate Degrees for Minorities

                  BOCA RATON, FL (August 12, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University was ranked as one of the top 100 four-year colleges in the nation for conferring master’s and doctorate degrees on Hispanic-American students according to a survey in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine published bi-weekly that informs leaders from academe, industry and public policy about current trends and issues that are going on in the United States.

              “The increase Florida Atlantic University has seen in its diverse student population correlates with the emerging opportunities the university has to offer,” said FAU President Frank T. Brogan. “Our graduate and undergraduate students are receiving a quality education in a first-class learning environment.”

             For the 2007-08 academic year, FAU was ranked 56th in conferring master’s degrees on Hispanic-American within all disciplines, or all majors, combined, an 8 percent increase from 2006-07. FAU also was ranked 95th in conferring doctorate’s degrees on Hispanic-American students within all disciplines, or all majors, combined, a 20 percent increase compared with the 2006-07 academic year.

FAU’s student population of approximately 26,000 showcases diversity, with 57 percent of the student body being Caucasian, 17 percent African American, 17 percent Hispanic, 4 percent international and 5 percent Asian.

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