A&M Awarding More Doctoral Degrees to African Americans

By: Texas A&M Email
By: Texas A&M Email

Texas A&M University awarded more doctoral degrees to African-Americans than any other institution in Texas during 2007-08 and tied for sixth place nationally in doctorates awarded to Hispanics, according to listings in “Diverse Issues in Higher Education.”

Texas A&M tied with the University of California at Berkeley and Clark Atlanta University for 22nd in the magazine’s “Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers” rankings for doctorates awarded to African-Americans. The publication credited each of those universities with 27 doctorates awarded to African-Americans during 2007-08.

The magazine shows Texas A&M had a 35-percent increase over the 2006-07 period for African-Americans and is the only institution in Texas to rank among the top 25 producers of doctorates earned by African-Americans.

Texas A&M tied with the University of Florida for sixth place in awarding doctorates to Hispanics, with 33 each. Texas A&M achieved a 43-percent gain over the previous reporting period.

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