National publications name UTPA among best colleges for Hispanics
Posted: 05/13/1998
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The University of Texas-Pan American has once again been cited by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine as one of the top producers of Hispanic graduates at both the bachelor's and master's degree levels.

In its annual "The Best Colleges for Hispanics" issue April 24, Hispanic Outlook listed UT Pan American fourth in the number of bachelor's degrees conferred on Hispanics and 16th in the number of master's degrees. The rankings are based on information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education.

UT Pan American is also listed in The 1997 Chevrolet Guide to the Top 25 Colleges for Hispanics, a joint publication of Chevrolet and Hispanic Magazine. In the bilingual guide, which lists the top 25 institutions in an alphabetical, unranked format, the authors write, "UT Pan Am boasts a growing reputation for excellence in academic programs....The school also has the added advantage of being one of the most affordable schools in the nation."

In responding to the listings, Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez, president of UT Pan American, said, "We often talk of the value-added aspect of a degree from our university, not only because of the affordable cost but also the increased earning ability it represents for the graduate. We are very pleased that the editors of these two national publications, too, have recognized the value of our degrees and the excellence of our academic programs."

In Hispanic Outlook, UT Pan American ranked first at the undergraduate level in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded in the areas of mathematics, multidisciplinary studies (education) and parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies (health and kinesiology).

Other top 10 rankings for UT Pan American in bachelor's degree categories were public administration and services, second; protective services, fourth; business and management and English language and literature, sixth; and foreign language and literature and health professions, seventh.