June 20, 2018
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Xavier University Ranks High in Diverse Issues Annual Report

New Orleans LA - A special report by Diverse Issues in Higher

Education magazine once again provides documentation of

Xavier University of Louisiana's success in a number of

academic disciplines.


In its annual "Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers"

issue (June 2009), the magazine shows Xavier once again  

ranking first in the nation in the number of African American  

students earning baccalaureate degrees in two areas– the

biological and biomedical sciences, as well as the

physical sciences.


Xavier is comfortably ahead of the pack in both categories:

graduating 120 students in the biological and biomedical

sciences – nearly 20 percent more than that of second-place

Howard University – and another 41 students in the physical

sciences – twice that of runner-up Jackson State University.


Xavier also places 41st and 44th in awarding undergraduate

degrees to African Americans in history and psychology,



The Diverse Issues report is based on a review of the

2007-2008 preliminary data distributed by the U.S.

Department of Education, which includes the effect of

Hurricane Katrina (e.g. Xavier’s smaller total enrollment).


The magazine has reported on degrees conferred since 1992,

tracking trends in bachelor degree conferrals to African

American and other minority students. The complete report

can be viewed at:




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