Top Minority Degree Producers: North Carolina Central Among the Top 20

Top Minority Degree Producers: A North Carolina Central University student smiles in her cap and gown during a 2015 graduation commencement ceremony.North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has been ranked in the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s annual rankings of the Top 100 Minority Degree Producers.

NCCU moved up two spots from the previous ranking to No. 15 across all disciplines in awarding bachelor’s degrees to African-American students.

For all minority groups – including African-American, Native American, Asian American and Hispanic – NCCU ranked among the top 10 for degrees conferred in family and consumer science.

NCCU was named throughout the rankings, including in the top 10 for conferring bachelor’s degrees to African-Americans in the disciplines of family and consumer sciences/human sciences, allied health, history, and psychology.

“North Carolina Central University strives to offer students exceptional academic programs with well qualified faculty members, innovative learning environments and resources that students need to complete their degrees,” said NCCU Acting Chancellor and Provost Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D. “NCCU’s top ranking is gratifying and it demonstrates NCCU’s commitment to offer premier education for students to be well prepared for the global workforce.”

The university was also mentioned in the top 20 for degrees awarded to African-Americans in specific fields, including homeland security; law enforcement; biological and biomedical sciences; parks and recreation, leisure, and fitness studies; business administration; physical sciences; hospitality administration/management.

NCCU also ranked among the top 40 for degrees conferred for African-Americans in areas such as health professions; English language and literature; visual and performing arts.

About the Top 100 Minority Degree Producers Rankings

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education annually releases a list of the Top 100 minority degree producers. The rankings use the most recent available data from the U.S. Department of Education to identify higher education institutions from around the country that confer the greatest number of degrees to minority students each year. The final rankings are based on the total number of degrees awarded, as well as specified figures in major fields of study and disciplines. For more information about the rankings and methodology, visit

Source: North Carolina Central University

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