Florida A&M University is No. 1 – again
University named top producer of African Americans with undergraduate degrees
Florida A&M University received high marks in the latest issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The university is – once again – the No. 1 producer of African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in the nation.
“We are pleased about the new Top 100 rankings from Diverse Issues,” said FAMU’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Robinson. “The rankings are based upon the numbers that we submit to the Department of Education, and reflect the commitment of our faculty and staff as well as the quality of our students.
“As the top producers of African-American undergraduates, a distinction that we have enjoyed for several years now, it is clear that FAMU is making an important difference to society.”
The Top 100 lists released annually recognizes the institutions that have conferred the highest number of degrees to minority students. The rankings also look at various disciplinary categories. This year’s lists cover the 2005-2006 academic year, according to Diverse magazine.
In the 2007 Top 100 analysis, FAMU led the list that included:
• No. 2 Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
• No. 3 Georgia State University
• No. 4 Southern University and A&M College
• No. 5 Florida State University
FAMU also landed in the top five four times in the Top 100 individual disciplines lists-- psychology, engineering, health professions and related clinical sciences, and physical sciences.