NC State has earned recognition again this year from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education for degrees awarded to students from underrepresented groups.
The publication ranks the top 100 U.S. degree-conferring institutions by degree level, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral-level degrees, in terms of number of degrees awarded to African-American, Hispanic and Native American students and to all groups combined. During the year, the publication will also release rankings by discipline within each group.
The annual “Top 100” results come from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
For the second year in a row, Diverse reports a gain in the total number of degrees conferred nationally by more than 58,000, which represents an increase of approximately 2% over last year, with Hispanics increasing more than any other group for the second year in a row. Multiracial students also posted a gain, nearly doubling in the past five years.
Despite these increases, degrees awarded to students from minority groups still lag behind representation in the national population, with 34% of all degrees conferred contrasting with 41% of the general U.S. population.
Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded to Native American Students
NC State ranks #93 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Native American students with a 19% increase over last year.
Neighboring institution the University of North Carolina at Pembroke ranks #7 nationally. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks #30, Fayetteville State ranks #37, East Carolina ranks #38, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte ranks #84.
Doctoral Degrees Awarded to Hispanic Students
NC State ranked #81 for doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanic students with a 26% decrease from last year.
Other North Carolina institutions include the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at #29 and Duke University at #47.
- See the complete rankings.