AUSTIN, Texas— The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine has listed The University of Texas at Austin as the top university in the nation in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics. UT Austin also is listed among the top five institutions in awards of bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanics.
In its May issue focusing on the “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics, “the magazine notes that its rankings are derived from 1997-98 data gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. U.S. Department of Education.
The magazine lists UT Austin in first place for doctoral degrees, with 48 of the University’s 836 doctoral degrees awarded in the 1997-98 school year going to Hispanics. These included 19 male and 29 female Hispanics.
The other institutions listed among the top five in this category included the University of California at Berkeley, 35 of its 756 doctoral degrees; University of California at Los Angeles, 31 of its 607 doctoral degrees; Arizona State University-Main Campus, 26 of its 287 doctoral degrees; and University of Miami, 24 of its 136 degrees.
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine is a national publication that explores issues related to Hispanics in higher education. In a message from the publisher, José López-Isa, the magazine notes that degrees earned nationwide by Hispanics are up in every category over the previous year. He said bachelor’s degrees are up 3.1 percent, master’s degrees are up 5.4 percent and doctorates are up 5.9 percent.
UT Austin was ranked fourth in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics — 1,060 of the University’s total 7,648 bachelor degree awards. Hispanics earning bachelor’s degrees included 507 males and 553 females.
UT Austin was ranked fifth in the number of Hispanics receiving master’s degrees — 210 of the University’s 2,834 master’s degree awards. Hispanics earning master’s degrees included 95 males and 115 females.
The magazine also ranked universities based on the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics in various academic programs. UT Austin was ranked first in communications, seventh in computer science, third in engineering/engineering tech, second in English/literature, second in foreign language, ninth in health sciences, eighth in home economics, third in mathematics, fifth in psychology, fourth in social sciences, and first in visual and performing arts.
For information regarding the report, contact the magazine’s managing editor, Suzanne López-Isa at (201) 587-8800, ext. 100. The “Top 100” list can be viewed at the bottom of the home page on The Hispanic Outlook in Higher EducationWebsite: http://www.hispanicoutlook.com.