AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin ranks fifth in the nation in producing undergraduate degrees for minority groups, according to the June 1 edition of Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.
In addition to the overall standing, the university ranks seventh nationally among the magazine’s Top 100 producers of undergraduates for Hispanics, ninth for Asian Americans and 65th for American Indians.
Among undergraduate academic programs in the top 100 at UT Austin:
- Engineering ranks fifth overall, fourth for Hispanics, eighth for Asian Americans, 22nd for American Indians and 37th for African Americans.
- Mathematics and statistics rank fourth overall, third for Hispanics, fifth for Asian Americans and 19th for African Americans.
- Biological and biomedical sciences rank sixth overall, fourth for Hispanics and sixth for Asian Americans.
- Social sciences rank fifth overall, second for Hispanics, eighth for Asian Americans, 23rd for American Indians and 41st for African Americans.
- Area ethnic, cultural and gender studies rank fifth for Hispanics and 11th for Asian Americans.
- Computer and information science and support services rank 23rd overall and 12th for Asian Americans.
- English ranks 18th overall, 11th for Hispanics and 17th for Asian Americans.
- Business, management, marketing and related support services rank 18th overall, 11th for Asian Americans and 38th for Hispanics.
- Psychology ranks 29th overall, 23rd for Hispanics, 24th for Asian Americans and 28th for American Indians.
Last year’s rankings by the magazine, formerly called Black Issues in Higher Education, included a category for physical sciences. UT Austin ranked ninth overall, second for Hispanics and 13th for Asian Americans. Physical sciences were not included in this year’s survey.
The report, based on 2004-05 preliminary data submitted by institutions of higher education to the U.S. Department of Education, notes that the number of students of color graduating with a four-year degree from U.S. colleges and universities has increased by 64 percent over the past decade.
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