UGA Ranks High in Doctoral Degrees to African Americans

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UGA is 15th in the nation in the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans, up from 17th in last year’s rankings, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine. The doctoral completion rate for African Americans at UGA has been ranked within the top 20 colleges in the nation for three consecutive years. The latest ranking reflects the Graduate School’s efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented students through graduation. Enrollment of African American graduate students at UGA has consistently grown since 1999 when the graduate school began formal inclusiveness progams. According to this year’s rankings, UGA ranked 52nd overall for conferring doctoral degrees upon students from all underrepresented populations. For more information on outreach and diversity programs in the graduate school, go to http://www.grad.uga.edu.