NC State Math and Statistics Climbs to 15th in Minority Degree Rankings

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine recently recognized programs in the College of Sciences on its list of “Top Producers of Minority Degrees.” On the list, published in the magazine’s July 27, 2017, issue, NC State tied for 15th in the United States for master’s degrees conferred to minority graduates in mathematics and statistics.

NC State skyrocketed up the list after not being ranked in this category last year. It had the highest ranking in mathematics and statistics of any university in North Carolina and was ahead of universities including Georgia Tech, Johns Hopkins and Cornell. NC State also made the magazine’s rankings for bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded to minorities in engineering.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has been covering the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education for more than 30 years. Data used for its analysis came from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set for 2014-15.

(Full article at NC State Diversity News)

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