Mason Ranked No. 1 in Awarding Doctoral Degrees to Hispanic Students

Posted: May 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason was recently recognized as one of the top 100 schools for Hispanics by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. Mason was number one in granting doctoral degrees to Hispanics, according to the May 9, 2005, edition. The university granted the most doctoral degrees—44 out of 149, or 30 percent, according to data gathered in 2003-04 by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Mason also was ranked 13th in the country for master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, with 14 percent of the master’s degrees awarded going to Hispanic students. The university was also in the top 100 four-year colleges with Hispanic enrollment and Carnegie Classification.

“Mason’s ranking in the Hispanic Outlook is a reflection of the fact that the university is serving its local community. The local Hispanic community continues to grow, and Mason offers a great opportunity to attend a public university that is close to home,” says Jessica Ranero, assistant director for Hispanic Student Affairs in the Office of Diversity Programs and Services.

Of the 28,874 students currently enrolled at Mason, 1,678 are Hispanic.

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