Grambling State Recognized as a Top Producer of Minority Graduates

_DSC1126University Recognized in Five Academic Categories for Leading U.S. in African American Graduates 

Grambling, LA – August 12, 2019 – Recent data published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education acknowledged Grambling State University as a top 10 leading producer of African American graduates in five categories: computer science, social sciences, education, marketing, and homeland security and related areas.

“Our deans, faculty, and students have been hard at work growing our experience in the classroom,” said President Rick Gallot. “While it is no surprise to us here on campus, it’s encouraging when influential organizations recognize the contributions and growth among HBCUs.” 

Grambling State’s acknowledgments, based on 2018 data from the National Center for Educational Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), also included: 

  • Increased number of graduates in nine undergraduate degree categories, 
  • Increased number of graduates in seven graduate degree categories, and  
  • Acknowledgment as a top 100 minority graduate producer in 22 categories. 

The University’s largest growth in graduates was driven by its degree programs in criminal justice, public administration, visual and performing arts, and computer and information systems.  

The Diverse Issues rankings come as the University prepares to launch Louisiana’s first bachelor of science in Cybersecurity and the recent award of 10 full tuition and fee scholarships to incoming students in technology and engineering degrees through the inaugural Technology Tour scholarship program.  

 

For media interviews and more information about Grambling State University, email mediarelations@gram.edu or call (318) 243-5012. 

 

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About Grambling State University 

Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 42 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit gram.edu. 

 

 

BACKGROUND DATA  

  • 8 in the Top 20 – grad and undergrad 
  • 5 in the Top 10 – all grad 
  • 6 in the top 50 – grad 
  • 7 in the top 60 – grad 
  • 7 in the top 50 – undergrad 
  • 14 in the top 100 – undergrad 
  • 8 in the top 100 – grad 

 

Improvements: 

  • 9 increases in bachelors 
  • 7 increases in grad degree completers 

Key Program categories included: 

  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 
  • Social Sciences – Total Minority and African American 
  • Education 
  • Computer Science 
  • Marketing