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.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 52961107 - kbtx.com/a?a=52961107