UCF ranks 12th in nation for minority graduates
UCF can add increasing diversity to its list of accomplishments.
UCF was ranked 12th nationally in awarding degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. UCF awarded 3,616 undergraduate degrees and 637 graduate and professional degrees to minority students.
"Becoming more inclusive and diverse is one of our long-standing goals at UCF because different lived experiences enhance excellence in everything we do," said provost and vice president for Academic Affairs Dale Whittaker in a release. "The value of diversity is that it results in a richer educational experience for everyone."
The university ranked eighth nationally for awarding degrees to African-Americans, eighth for awarding degrees to Hispanics, 22nd for awarding degrees to Native Americans and 39th for awarding degrees to Asian-Americans.
The rankings were released for Diverse's 30th anniversary publication. It ranked the top 100 undergraduate and graduate minority-degree producers. The rankings were based on data from the U.S. Department of Education during the 2012-2013 academic year.