A&M Recognized for Hispanic Graduates

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Texas A&M University is among the institutions included in the "2007 Publisher's Pick List" of the latest issue of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

It is also cited by the magazine as one of the top 100 universities nationally for graduating Hispanics.

José López-Isa, publisher of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, said the colleges and universities included in the listings were selected because "many Hispanic students have shown they can thrive and persist" at them.

"The sheer number of Hispanics persisting to graduation and earning degrees is rising and very heartening, especially when graduation represents a family first. The positive ripple effects of college graduation are well documented," López-Isa said, but noted Hispanic graduation rates continue to lag.

The publisher said the issue with the "2007 Publisher's Pick List" is being sent to 3,500 high school counselors nationwide.

The magazine has in previous years cited Texas A&M in its issues focusing on numbers of Hispanic graduates.

Texas A&M's Hispanic enrollment is at an all-time high of 5,282, according to fall semester figures provided by the university to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.