Florida Atlantic in Top 100 in Producing Undergraduate Degrees for Minorities
BOCA RATON, FL (July 23, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University was ranked as one of the top 100 four-year colleges in the nation conferring bachelor’s degrees on minority 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.
“Florida Atlantic University continues to see an increase in its diverse student population, which only emphasizes the unique and innovative opportunities that this university has to offer,” said FAU President Frank T. Brogan. “FAU is a first-class academic environment, and it thrills me to see these students take advantage of its quality education.”
For the 2007-2008 academic year, FAU was ranked 12th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees on African-American students. FAU also was ranked 26th overall in conferring bachelor’s degrees on Hispanic-American students within all disciplines, or all majors, combined, a four percent increase compared with the 2006-07 academic year. FAU also ranked 33rd in the nation for bachelor’s degrees in all disciplines, or all majors, combined, as conferred on total minorities.
AU’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.