UTA Again Among Nation's Leading Four-Year Institutions in Educating Diverse, Work-Force Ready Students
By UT Arlington Communications
Posted on January 06, 2020, January 06, 2020

The University of Texas at Arlington once again is among the nation’s leading four-year institutions in educating diverse, workforce-ready students, according to an annual report from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. 

The University of Texas at Arlington once again is among the nation’s leading four-year institutions in educating diverse, workforce-ready students, according to an annual report from Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

•The University ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 17 nationally for master’s degrees awarded to all minority students, representing an 82 percent increase in degrees conferred since the 2012-13 academic year. UTA was ranked No. 22 nationally the previous year.

•UTA also ranked first in Texas in the number of degrees earned by African American students at the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

•Nationally, UTA is No. 11 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to African American students and No. 14 for master’s degrees. UTA was ranked No. 11 and No. 23, respectively, last year. Since the 2012-13 academic year, the number of bachelor’s degrees earned by African American students at UTA has increased 32.9 percent, with 61.1 percent growth for master’s degrees.

•Nationally, UTA ranked No. 17 for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students and No. 11 for master’s degrees. UTA was ranked No. 19 and No. 18, respectively, last year. Since the 2012-13 academic year, the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned by Hispanic students at UTA has increased 86.8 percent and 107.5 percent, respectively.

“The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to increased access, while ensuring the highest levels of excellence, and the recent results released by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education underline the tremendous work being done by our faculty and staff in ensuring student success through focused efforts, innovative programs and continuous encouragement of all students in our community,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said. “The increase in the number of degrees awarded to African American, Hispanic and minority students, as well as being ranked the top institution in the state in a number of key areas, is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and the efforts being made by our purpose-driven students. I’m extremely proud of, and grateful to, our faculty and staff who make it possible for UTA to be a catalyst for socio-economic mobility meeting the needs of the communities we serve and of our great state.”

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