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April 28, 1997

UCSC named 53rd college in nation for graduating Hispanics

By Francine Tyler

[Front cover of Hispanic Outlook magazine] UC Santa Cruz is nationally ranked for the number of bachelor's degrees it confers on Hispanic students, according to a just-published report in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

The ranking was based on the 212 bachelor's degrees UCSC awarded to Hispanic students in the 1993-94 school year, placing the campus 53rd in the nation in that category. More than 2,000 accredited, four-year colleges were included in the assessment.

The report appeared in Hispanic Outlook's April 18 issue and was based on data supplied by the National Center for Education Statistics for the 1993-94 academic year, the last year for which data was available.

Florida International University tops the list with 1,594 students graduated. Next in line is the University of Texas at El Paso with 947 and the University of Texas at Austin with 876.

UCSC also made the magazine's "top 100" for the number of Ph.D.s it awarded in 1993-94 (12). Stanford tops that list, with 28 Ph.D.s awarded.

UCSC also received mention for the number of Hispanic students studying in the areas of biological sciences, English language and literature, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, social sciences and history, and visual and performing arts.

Hispanic Outlook is a twice-monthly, 28,000-circulation magazine directed at faculty and administrators in higher education.

The National Center for Education Statistics is a component of the U.S. Department of Education.

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