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National Report Shows Northeastern Illinois University is a Top Producer of Ethnically Diverse Graduates

CHICAGO - Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is among the top universities in the United States in the number of bachelor's and master's degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, according to Diverse - Issues in Higher Education's annual publication of the "Top Degree Producers 2012."
Northeastern Illinois University values the inclusion of a broad spectrum of students, staff and faculty in the life of the University. NEIU is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the Midwest, and the University is a federally designated Hispanic serving institution.
"We encourage the open and respectful expression of ideas and differences in thoughts, experiences and opinions," Northeastern Illinois University President Sharon Hahs explained.
The University's undergraduate programs are ranked in 14 categories, while the graduate programs hold the number one spot in three categories.
Northeastern Illinois University's national rankings, provided by 2010-2011 preliminary U.S. Department of Education data, are as follows:

Undergraduate

Ranking Race Major
14 Hispanic Education
16 Hispanic Public Administration and Social Service Professions
17 Asian Education
26 Total Minority Education
27 Hispanic Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
31 Hispanic Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
32 Total Minority Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
32 Hispanic Accounting and Related Services
33 Hispanic History
34 Total Minority Public Administration and Social Service Professions
37 African American Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
38 Total Minority History
44 Hispanic Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
71 Hispanic All Disciplines Combined

Graduate
Ranking Race Major
1 African American Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
1 Total Minority Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
1 African American Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
3 Hispanic Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies

Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.