Tuskegee University remains among the nation’s top producers of minority degree-earners in 2018, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s annual “Top 100 Degree Producers” rankings. The university retains its significant influence on diversifying the nation’s workforce in a variety of fields — most notably, agriculture, architecture, engineering, natural resources, physical sciences, rehabilitation and therapeutic services, and veterinary medicine.
For several years, Diverse has tracked the institutions that confer the most degrees on minority students. Its annual list of “Top 100 Degree Producers” relies on an analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions — both public and private schools, including, but not limited to, those classified as HBCUs.
Tuskegee appears as a top-25 producer of African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian-American graduates for many professional career fields, including:
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences: #2, African-American master’s graduates; #3, African-American undergraduate graduates; #3, Native American undergraduate graduates; #10, total minority master’s graduates; and #21, total minority undergraduate graduates
Architecture and Related Services: #4, African-American undergraduate graduates
Biological and Biomedical Sciences: #22, African-American doctoral graduates
Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services: #22, African-American undergraduate graduates
Engineering: #6, African-American undergraduate graduates
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences: #13, African-American master’s graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs: #25, Native American undergraduate graduates
Natural Resources and Conservation: #6, African-American master’s graduates; #11, Asian-American master’s graduates; and #23, African-American undergraduate graduates
Physical Sciences: #8, African-American doctoral graduates; and #10, African-American master’s graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions: #2, African-American master’s graduates; and #13, total minority master’s graduates
Veterinary Medicine: #1, African-American doctoral graduates; #1, minority doctoral graduates; #6, Hispanic doctoral graduates; and #18, Asian-American doctoral graduates