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Pride Bite: NSU Awards Most Doctoral and Professional Degrees to Minorities in Nation

NSU No. 1 Among Hispanics, No. 2 Among African Americans

NSU studentsNova Southeastern University (NSU) awards more doctoral and professional degrees to Hispanics and other minorities than any other university in the United States, according to a new study released by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Additionally, NSU is second to Stanford University in California for professional degrees awarded to African Americans, according to the publication’s Sept. 24 issue.

“These rankings demonstrate Nova Southeastern University’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to students from all backgrounds – no matter the color of their skin, their ethnic makeup or their heritage,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury. “Diversity is one of NSU’s core values and it is deeply ingrained in our culture to look beyond check boxes on a form and celebrate the differences and similarities of our students, faculty, staff and our role beyond the walls of this university.”

NSU also was ranked among the top universities for undergraduate degrees awarded to minorities by this same study/publication in several categories, including registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing (No. 7); legal professions and studies (No. 10); and health professions and related programs (No. 17).

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education analyzed reports submitted to the U.S. Department of Education to compile the rankings. The publication totaled the number of minorities (African American, Native American, Asian American and Hispanic) who successfully completed degrees in undergraduate and graduate programs between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 in areas such as computer and information sciences and support services; education; health professions and related programs; and business, management, marketing and related support services.