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Friday, October 17, 2014

Northeastern Illinois University named a top-100 university for ethnically diverse graduates

Northeastern Illinois University has been named a top-100 university for graduating students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The national rankings, published in Diverse - Issues in Higher Education's annual “Top Degree Producers,” demonstrate that Northeastern is a leader among American universities for the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Additionally, Northeastern has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is one of only two four-year public universities in the Midwest federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

“These rankings recognize the work we do to cultivate a welcoming culture for students at Northeastern,” Northeastern Illinois University President Sharon Hahs said. “We are committed to providing all of our students with a rigorous academic experience, and we have support services in place to ensure that everyone has success within reach. I am never prouder than when I see our students cross the stage to accept their diplomas at commencement. And that’s what these rankings underscore.”

The University’s undergraduate programs are ranked in 16 categories, while the graduate programs are ranked in three categories.

Northeastern Illinois University’s national rankings, based on 2012-2013 preliminary U.S. Department of Education data, are as follows:

Undergraduate Rankings

RANKING, race, MAJOR

14, Hispanic, Public Administration and Social Service Professions
20, Hispanic, Education
26, Total Minority, Public Administration and Social Service Professions
27, Asian American, Education
30, Hispanic, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
31, Total Minority, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
32, Asian American, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
34, Hispanic, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
36, African American, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
39, African American, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
40, Asian American, Accounting and Related Services
45, Total Minority, Education
48, Hispanic, Accounting and Related Services
49, Asian American, Finance and Financial Management Services
50, Asian American, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
84, Hispanic, All Disciplines Combined

Graduate Rankings

Ranking, Race, Major

2, African American, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
11, Total Minority, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
15, Hispanic, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 10,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. Northeastern engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of learning, teaching and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. The University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the United States and is federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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