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SJSU in Top 20 for Graduating Students of Color

SJSU Ranks Among Top 20 for Conferring Degrees to Students of Color

SJSU conferred nearly 4,000 degrees to students of color in 2010-2011 (Christina Olivas photo).

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

Once again, San Jose State has ranked among the nation’s top 100 colleges and universities in terms of the number of students of color receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, SJSU conferred 2,861 bachelor’s degrees to students of color in 2010-2011, a 12 percent increase over the previous year, with ranking as follows:

  • eighth for Asian Americans
  • 17th for all minorities
  • 31st for Hispanics
  • 39th for American Indians

In the master’s category, SJSU conferred 1,001 degrees to students of color, a nine percent increase over the previous year, with ranking as follows:

  • fifth for Asian Americans
  • 16th for all minorities
  • 16th for Hispanics
  • 56th for American Indians

The rankings are based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. Check out the data.