The University of Texas-Pan American is second in the nation in the number of bachelor's degrees and fifth in master's degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to the May edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education - a major industry journal.
In its annual report "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics," the journal also listed UTPA in the top 10 in several academic majors. Florida International University - which has triple the enrollment of UTPA - came in first in both bachelor's and master's degrees awarded.
"We are very pleased to have this national publication recognize the excellent academic programs this institution offers," said UTPA President Dr. Miguel A. Nevárez. "The University has developed valuable degree programs, and will continue to provide the best education for our students."
Hispanic Outlook based its report on the 2000-01 National Center for Education Statistics produced by the Department of Education.
Of 21 academic programs listed in the journal, UTPA was listed second in health sciences and multi/interdisciplinary studies, and in the top 10 for business marketing, protective services, biological sciences (premed), English literature, foreign language, public administration and mathematics.
The magazine also listed UT Pan American second in total Hispanic enrollment at four-year colleges across the country. Eighty-six percent of the 14,000 students enrolled at UTPA are Hispanic.
Hispanic Outlook is published 26 times a year and is the only Hispanic journal on today's college campuses that reaches a broad cultural audience of educators, administrators and students.