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
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.”