AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin ranks fifth in the nation in producing undergraduate degrees for minority groups, according to Black Issues in Higher Education magazine. In addition to the overall standing, the university ranks eighth nationally among the magazine’s Top 100 producers of undergraduates for both Asian Americans and Hispanics.
Among undergraduate academic programs in the top 20 at UT Austin:
- Engineering ranked third overall, third for Hispanics and fourth for Asian Americans
- Mathematics and statistics tied for third overall, first for Hispanics and fifth for Asian Americans
- Biological and biomedical sciences ranked sixth overall and seventh for both Asian
Americans and Hispanics
- Social sciences ranked sixth overall, second for Hispanics and ninth for Asian Americans
- Physical sciences ranked ninth overall, second for Hispanics and 13th for Asian Americans
- Area ethnic, cultural and gender studies ranked ninth overall, fifth for Hispanics and ninth for Asian Americans
- Computer and information science and support services ranked 16th overall and ninth for Asian Americans
- English language and literature/letters ranked 16th overall, 10th for Hispanics and 15th for Asian Americans
- Business, management, marketing and related support services ranked 17th overall and 12th for Asian Americans
- Psychology ranked 20th for Asian Americans
- Health professions and related clinical sciences ranked 20th for Hispanics
The report, based on 2003-04 data submitted by institutions of higher education to the U.S. Department of Education, notes that the number of minority students graduating from the university grew by 12 percent since 2002-03.
For more information contact: Richard Bonnin, Office of Public Affairs, 512-471-6358.