Penn State Intercom......June 21 , 2001

Penn State ranked No. 1 in state for
degrees awarded to Hispanic students Penn State is the only Pennsylvania institution

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.

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