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Nova Southeastern University Rated 5th Nationally For Minorities with Graduate Degrees




FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. A new national study of U.S. colleges and universities found that Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is rated 5th for the overall number of minority graduate degree recipients, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The 30-year-old publication provides news, commentary and insight on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American education.

“It is gratifying to know that our efforts to have a truly diversified campus are successful,” said NSU President/CEO George L. Hanbury II. “I think our student population well reflects the community we are situated in, and also shows our programs to engage minority students are working.”

An NSU analysis of the Diverse study, , reflects that for all graduate level degrees, NSU ranks 2nd in Hispanic graduates and 9th in African American graduates. NSU is ranked 1st in African Americans and Hispanics with doctorate degrees in Education and 3rd in Masters in Business Administration degrees. In addition, NSU ranks first in professional doctorates of Dentistry to Hispanic students. NSU is the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution.

The 2015-2016 data collected by Diverse is based on the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).  IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is a part of the Institute for Education Sciences with the U.S. Department of Education.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): Ranked among US News & World Report’s Top 200 National Research Universities and located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and first-professional degree levels. A private, not-for-profit institution, NSU has campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa Bay, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, while maintaining a presence online globally. For more than 50 years, NSU has been awarding degrees in a wide range of fields, while fostering groundbreaking research and an impactful commitment to community. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is 1 of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private, not-for-profit institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit for more information about NSU and for more information on the largest fundraising campaign in NSU history.


November 7, 2017

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