Northeastern Illinois University Named a Top-100 University for Ethnically Diverse Graduates

Friday, February 28, 2014

CHICAGO – Northeastern Illinois University has been named a top-100 university for graduating students of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The national rankings, published in Diverse - Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top Degree Producers,” demonstrate that Northeastern is a leader among American universities for the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.

Additionally, Northeastern has been consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is the only four-year, public university in the Midwest federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.

“These rankings recognize the work we do to cultivate a welcoming culture for students at Northeastern,” said Sharon Hahs, president of Northeastern Illinois University. “We are committed to providing all of our students with a rigorous academic experience, and we have support services in place to ensure that everyone has success within reach. I am never prouder than when I see our students cross the stage to accept their diplomas at commencement. And that’s what these rankings underscore.”

The University’s undergraduate programs are ranked in 40 categories, while the graduate programs are ranked in eight categories. Northeastern holds the top ranking for graduating the most African American students in master’s programs in Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies.

Northeastern Illinois University’s national rankings, based on 2011-2012 preliminary U.S. Department of Education data, are as follows:

 

Undergraduate Rankings

Rankings Ethnicity Major
16 Hispanic Education
17 Hispanic Public Admin. and Social Service Professions
19 African American Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies

19

Asian American Education
22 Hispanic Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
26 Total Minority Education
29 Hisapanic Accounting and Related Services
32 Total Minority Public Admin. and Social Service Professions
33 Hispanic Lib. Arts & Sciences, Gen. Studies and Humanities
36 Total Minority Accounting and Related Services
39 Total Minority Lib. Arts & Sciences, Gen. Studies and Humanities
42 Hispanic Finance and Financial Management Services
43 Asian American Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
44 Total Minority  Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
47 Asian American Business/Commerce, General
47 African American Lib. Arts & Sciences, Gen. Studies and Humanities
50 Hispanic Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
51 Hispanic History
51 Asian American Mathematics and Statistics
51 Hispanic Philosophy and Religious Studies
54 Asian American Finance and Financial Management Services
59 Asian American Accounting and Related Services
59 Hispanic Business/Commerce, General
60 Total Minority Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
66 Total Minority Finance and Financial Management Services
67 Hispanic

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies

67 Asian American Lib. Arts & Sciences, Gen. Studies and Humanities
67 Hispanic Mathetmatics and Statistics
70 Hispanic All Disciplines Combined
76 Asian American Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
77 Total Minority Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
78 Asian American History
80 Total Minority Mathematics and Statistics
85 Total Minority

History

86 African American Public Administration and Social Service Professions
96 Total Minority Philosophy and Religious Studies
97 Hispanic Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support
97 Hispanic Social Sciences
98 African American Accounting and Related Services
100 Total Minority Business/Commerce, General

 

Graduate Rankings

Rankings Race

Major

1 African American Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
2 Total Minority

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies

6 Hispanic

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies

40 Total Minorty History
56 Total Minority Foreign Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
59 Hispanic

Education

85 Total Minority Mathematics and Statistics
93 Asian American Education