DePaul is ranked among the top 20 universities in the nation for producing minority graduates in finance, marketing and accountancy, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s “Top 100 Degree Producers 2014.”

The magazine’s annual national survey ranked DePaul No. 6 for its success in awarding master’s degrees in finance to minority students. At the undergraduate level, DePaul ranked 14th for bachelor’s degrees in finance and 17th for bachelor’s degrees in marketing conferred upon students of color. Additionally, the university was ranked 17th for the number of graduates from Asian backgrounds who have earned undergraduate accounting degrees. Several degree programs in other DePaul colleges and schools also made the top-100 rankings.

Diverse Issues determined the rankings of universities that have conferred the most degrees upon African-American, Asian-American, Latino and Native-American students, as well as all minority groups combined, based U.S. Department of Education data.​

The magazine was one of two publications to honor DePaul for its inclusiveness this fall. Last month, INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine presented the university with a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award. DePaul was among 83 institutions recognized for diversity initiatives and the ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on campus.

“At DePaul, we aim to achieve a truly diverse environment that reflects our collective values,” says José Perales, interim assistant vice president for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity. “Our Vincentian, Catholic and urban mission is grounded within the context of valuing diversity and respecting the human dignity of each individual.”