|According to the annual review of the “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics,” by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, UPTA ranks second nationally in number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.|
UTPA remains second in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students. Of the 2,660 degrees the University conferred, 2,386 were presented to Hispanics. The University also ranked fourth in awarding master’s degrees — down from third last year — and 19th in doctorates.
The magazine collected information from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System program.
UTPA also ranked among the top 10 institutions to award bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics by academic programs. The University ranked No. 1 in issuing degrees in English literature, foreign languages, multi/interdisciplinary studies and parks, recreation and fitness studies. It ranked second in mathematics, health sciences and biological and biomedical studies.
The University ranked third in awarding bachelor’s degrees in education, fourth in communications, seventh in psychology and tenth in engineering/engineering tech, public administration, security and protective studies and visual and performing arts.