August 11, 2008
Webster University Ranks Top in Granting Graduate Degrees to Minorities
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 11, 2008 – Webster University awards more master’s degrees to minority students than any other traditional, non-profit U.S. higher education institution, according to a July survey published in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (DIHE). The “Top 100 Degree Producers: Graduate and Professional Degrees 2008” survey is the only national report of graduate degrees awarded to African American, Hispanic, Asian American and American Indian students by U.S. colleges and universities.
Webster has consistently ranked high since DIHE began publishing the survey in 1991. This year, Webster’s national rankings include:
· First among traditional, non-profit universities in Total Minority master’s degrees, all disciplines combined.
· First among traditional, non-profit universities in African-American, Hispanic and Total Minority master’s degrees in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services.
· First among all universities in African-American, American Indian and Total Minority master’s degrees in Psychology.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.
Since 1984, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education) magazine has been the nation’s premier publication about minorities in American higher education. Reaching more than 200,000 readers biweekly, DIHE has been recognized for its in-depth news coverage, insightful commentary, provocative special reports and original research.