Top 100 Degree Producers, 2013

For several years now, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has produced the Top 100 Degree Producers rankings of the institutions that confer the most degrees to minority students.   Click the link above to discover the institutions that confer the most degrees to students of color.  Ranked institutions are searchable by institution name, state, discipline or race/ethnicity of graduates.

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, 2014

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.

Emerging Scholars 2014

Every year, the Emerging Scholars edition features a diverse group of rising researchers, thinkers and leaders in various fields. Their credentials and accomplishments distinguish them, but it's the level of social consciousness among the members of this year's class that makes them truly excellent.


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Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Edition

cover040914In this special issue, Diverse names four outstanding scholar-athletes of color, this year’s Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award winners. Diverse also profiles past honorees who have gone on to success in the military, the field of nuclear energy and business and entertainment.

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Black Issues

Three HBCU Presidents Announce Retirements

St. Augustine’s University, Grambling State University and Winston-Salem State University have officially joined other HBCUs on the hunt for new presidents. by Reginald Stuart

Farm Bill Gives Central State Land-Grant Status; New Grant Program for HSIs

The Agricultural Act of 2014 will authorize a new program for Hispanic-serving institutions to work with agricultural workers and designate Ohio’s Central State with land-grant status. by Charles Dervarics

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Asian American Issues

Korean Julia Sun-Joo Lee Brings New Face to Black Literature

Inspired by growing up in racially tense ’90s L.A and with help from mentors like Henry Louis Gates Jr., this 2014 Diverse Emerging Scholar is leaving her mark in the academic world of African-American literature. by Jamal Eric Watson

Latino Issues

Hispanic-Serving Institutions Continue Growth With More Poised to Join Ranks

The nation had 370 Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) in 2013, an increase of nearly 60 percent during the past decade, said the new report from Excelencia in Education. by Charles Dervarics

Farm Bill Gives Central State Land-Grant Status; New Grant Program for HSIs

The Agricultural Act of 2014 will authorize a new program for Hispanic-serving institutions to work with agricultural workers and designate Ohio’s Central State with land-grant status. by Charles Dervarics

Eduardo González Putting UMass Boston on Map With Grants and Success
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Genao Now More Than Willing to Lead the Way
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American Indian Issues

Study: American Indians Highly Motivated for College, Yet Lacking Preparation

In a new study, the ACT testing organization found that American Indians overwhelmingly say they want to pursue college and other forms of postsecondary education. by Ronald Roach

Native Americans Taking Stand for Education Against California’s Humboldt County Schools

Humboldt, in the far north of the state, has a bad record of sending kids to college, but it’s particularly abysmal for Native Americans, with fewer than 10 students qualifying for either California State University or the University of California system. by Emily Wilson

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