Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Union Makes Diverse Education's Top 100 List


CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university headquartered in Cincinnati, was recognized for its high percentage of minority graduates in Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s Top 100 Degree Producers list, published in the July 23, 2009 issue. UI&U ranked 55th on the list of the nation’s Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers in recognition of its high percentage of African-Americans who graduated from the university’s Ed.D., Ph.D., and Psy.D. programs during the 2007-2008 year. The university also ranked 21st in the nation in the list of undergraduate education programs for its percentage of African-American graduates, and 48th for all minorities.

“Union has always fostered diversity among our learners, faculty, our trustees, and our administration,” said UI&U president, Dr. Roger H. Sublett. “This list is an indication and validation of our efforts and reflects our adherence to our mission and principles of social justice. From its founding 45 years ago, Union has always been dedicated to diversity, and we work hard every day to ensure that people from all backgrounds have an opportunity to attend Union.”

In each of Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s Top 100 lists, data is collected by the National Center for Education Statistics from all U.S. postsecondary institutions. The data is part of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set (IPEDS). The preliminary data the magazine uses is complete and accurate for those institutions included in the analysis, which represent the vast majority of U.S. four-year colleges and universities.

Since its founding in 1984, Diverse Issues In Higher Education (formerly Black Issues In Higher Education) has been America's premier news source for information concerning vitally important issues affecting minorities and education. The magazine received the 2002 Folio award as the best education publication in America.
To view the complete list, visit: http://www.diverseeducation.com/top09/top100listing.html

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