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The Island University Ranked Among Nation’s Top Colleges for Hispanics

June 12, 2013

Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been ranked among the Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.

The Island University ranked 15th in the state and 59th in the nation among four-year colleges and universities. The rankings are based on enrollment of full-time Hispanic students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi also exceled in graduating Hispanic students, coming in 21st in the state and 79th in the nation in granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to Hispanics.

 “This recognition is a testament of our unwavering commitment to the enrollment and success of Hispanic students,” said University President Flavius Killebrew. “As a Hispanic-serving, doctoral-granting institution, it is our privilege as well as our duty to provide the educational opportunities and tools for success that transform the lives of individuals and families, as well as the community.”

The University, which is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, has also received acknowledgement for the success of our Hispanic students.

Recognitions include:    

  • Ranked among Peace Corps Top 10 Volunteer-Producing Hispanic Serving Institutions
  • Ranked seventh in the nation in the number of physical sciences bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students and 22nd in the number of mathematics/statistics master’s degrees by Excelencia in Education

For fall 2012, the University had a total of 4,419 Hispanic students enrolled. During the 2011-2012 school year, 804 degrees were awarded to Hispanic students. 

Each year, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine publishes its list of the Top 100 schools for Hispanic students. The schools on the list represent the higher education institutions with the most Hispanics enrolled and the places where the most Hispanics receive undergraduate and graduate degrees. The list was compiled with information provided by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics/Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

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