Penn State Intercom......June
21 , 2001
Penn State ranked No.
1 in state for
degrees awarded to
Penn State's University
Park campus is ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania for bachelor's and doctoral
degrees awarded to Hispanic students, according to reports published recently
in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
Hispanic Outlook's top 100 lists are based on 1998-99 graduation data submitted by four-year colleges and universities to the U.S. Department of Education.
Penn State is ranked 23rd nationally -- No. 1 in Pennsylvania -- for doctoral de-grees awarded to Hispanics, conferring 13 doctorates to Hispanic students.
Penn State is the only Pennsylvania institution listed in the top 100 for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics. In 1998-99, the University conferred 194 bachelor's degrees to Hispanic students.
Penn State has seen
a steady increase in Hispanic enrollment over the past decade. Enrollment
systemwide has increased more than 50 percent to 1,845, or 2.3 percent
of the student population.