Texas A&M Nationally Recognized for Higher Education of Hispanics/Latinos in STEM Fields
Texas A&M has ranked in the top 10 in more categories than any other university in the nation.
Texas A&M University has been recognized by Hispanic Perspectives on Education Magazine as one of the top universities in the nation by number of graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic/Latino students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
The first of its kind ranking is based on the number of graduate degrees (the sum of all master’s and doctoral degrees) awarded to Hispanics/Latinos in eight key STEM fields. According to the magazine’s editors, Texas A&M stands out as the institution that has ranked in the most STEM fields, appearing in five different lists.
“It is extremely gratifying to know that Texas A&M is fulfilling its mission of granting land to educate the citizens of Texas,” said Timothy P. Scott, Acting Provost and Executive Vice President. “Our ranking in higher education demonstrates that our commitment goes beyond undergraduate education. We prepare our students to be leaders in academia, industry and the collective workforce.
The ranking is derived from 2019-20 data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Texas A&M ranked in the top 10 for the following categories:
- Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Sciences and Related Fields
- Mathematics and statistics
- Natural resources and conservation
- Physical science
Karen Butler-Purry, vice president and dean of graduate and professional school at Texas A&M, said, “This ranking is a sign that by prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion and membership in recruiting, improving our campus climate, and supporting student success, we make an impact as a public land-grant university. Graduate students from all walks of life see Texas A&M as a place where they can thrive.
This latest ranking follows Texas A&M’s announcement this spring that it has been designated as an eligible institution by the U.S. Department of Education to be a Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) under Title III and Title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The federal HSI designation provides colleges and universities that educate the majority of Hispanic and low-income students with access to additional funding for facilities , faculty, recruitment efforts, course offerings, and other educational resources. The university has also been recognized as an HSI by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.