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Loyola University New Orleans Ranks Among Top Schools in Minority Professional Degrees Conferred

Loyola press release - July 14, 2006

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, formerly known as Black Issues In Higher Education, has ranked Loyola University New Orleans among the nationís top 100 schools to confer professional degrees to minority students in the 2004-2005 academic year.

According to the July 13, 2006 issue, Loyola University was ranked in three categories; two of which were granted to the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law:

  • 22nd in number of first professional law degrees granted to African-Americans
  • 36th in number of first professional law degrees granted to Hispanics
  • 56th overall in total number of all first professional disciplines in historically-black colleges and universities versus traditionally-white institutions.

Diverse based the rankings on the Postsecondary Education Data Set that is provided by the U.S. Department of Educationís National Center for Education Statistics. Criteria for involvement in the magazineís ranking state that the school must be eligible to receive Title IV funding, must be located within the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and must be able to award post-baccalaureate degrees.

Since 1914, The Loyola University College of Law has graduated distinguished alumni serving in local, state, and federal governments and the judiciary.

Founded in 1984, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is the nation's only magazine dedicated exclusively to minority issues in education. Published biweekly, the magazine has 40,000 subscribers. The magazine received the 2002 Folio award as the best education publication in America.

An online version of the July 13, 2006 Diverse printed article of the top rankings can be found in .PDF format at Loyola Universityís website: http://www.loyno.edu/ia/publicaffairs/media_coverage.htm