Diversity Education

WSU Ranks Among Top 100 Higher Education Institutions for Graduating the Most Students of Color

 

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recently released their 2015 rankings of the Top 100 higher education institutions that confer the most degrees to students of color. Delineated by graduate and undergraduate education, the rankings highlight institutions of higher education, and the respective disciplines, that are top in graduating students of color. Washington State University was recognized as one of the top 100 institutions to award the most degrees to students of color, ranking in both undergraduate and graduate education. Specifically, Washington State University earned rankings 37 times in the undergraduate departments and 5 times for graduate professional doctorate degrees. These rankings highlight Washington State University’s success in recruiting and retaining students of color and demonstrate our commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community. For detailed listing of the rankings, please see below. 

 

Washington State University’s Ranking within Diverse's Top 100 institutions and departments for graduating minority students:

Undergraduate Education Rankings:

 

rank

race

major

institution

state

12-13 total

men

women

13-14 total

pct Grads

pct change

9

Two or More Races

Psychology

Washington State University

WA

11

8

19

27

8%

145%

14

Native American

Psychology

Washington State University

WA

6

3

2

5

1%

-17%

15

Two or More Races

Engineering

Washington State University

WA

16

23

3

26

5%

63%

15

Two or More Races

Hospitality Administration/Management

Washington State University

WA

0

1

3

4

5%

na

16

Hispanic

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

Washington State University

WA

2

5

9

14

11%

600%

16

Two or More Races

Marketing

Washington State University

WA

0

3

3

6

6%

na

17

Asian American

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Washington State University

WA

7

1

16

17

7%

143%

18

Two or More Races

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Washington State University

WA

18

5

12

17

4%

-6%

21

Two or More Races

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

Washington State University

WA

1

0

5

5

4%

400%

21

Two or More Races

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Washington State University

WA

3

2

8

10

10%

233%

23

Two or More Races

Social Sciences

Washington State University

WA

30

11

16

27

4%

-10%

25

Hispanic

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Washington State University

WA

27

1

29

30

13%

11%

25

Two or More Races

Natural Resources and Conservation

Washington State University

WA

5

4

0

4

6%

-20%

26

Asian American

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

Washington State University

WA

15

9

15

24

6%

60%

26

Two or More Races

All Disciplines Combined

Washington State University

WA

162

93

128

221

4%

36%

29

Two or More Races

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

Washington State University

WA

2

1

2

3

20%

50%

29

Two or More Races

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Washington State University

WA

2

0

5

5

2%

150%

31

Two or More Races

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Washington State University

WA

12

5

12

17

5%

42%

31

Two or More Races

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Washington State University

WA

2

5

1

6

4%

200%

33

Two or More Races

Finance and Financial Management Services

Washington State University

WA

1

3

1

4

3%

300%

33

Two or More Races

Mathematics and Statistics

Washington State University

WA

1

1

2

3

9%

200%

37

Native American

Social Sciences

Washington State University

WA

13

0

3

3

0%

-77%

37

Total Minority

Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Washington State University

WA

46

5

55

60

26%

30%

37

Two or More Races

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services

Washington State University

WA

8

3

4

7

5%

-13%

38

Two or More Races

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Washington State University

WA

28

14

13

27

3%

-4%

39

Native American

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Washington State University

WA

8

4

3

7

1%

-13%

40

Native American

All Disciplines Combined

Washington State University

WA

57

19

15

34

1%

-40%

41

Total Minority

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

Washington State University

WA

8

6

14

20

16%

150%

42

Asian American

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Washington State University

WA

0

2

1

3

11%

na

42

Hispanic

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Washington State University

WA

1

2

3

5

19%

400%

 

43

Asian American

Architecture and Related Services

Washington State University

WA

2

1

3

4

11%

100%

43

Asian American

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies

Washington State University

WA

2

1

3

4

27%

100%

48

Two or More Races

Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Washington State University

WA

3

1

7

8

2%

167%

49

Asian American

Hospitality Administration/Management

Washington State University

WA

2

0

3

3

3%

50%

49

Asian American

Natural Resources and Conservation

Washington State University

WA

3

2

1

3

5%

0%

94

Asian American

All Disciplines Combined

Washington State University

WA

279

149

141

290

6%

4%

98

Hispanic

All Disciplines Combined

Washington State University

WA

370

170

226

396

8%

7%

 

 

 Graduate Level Rankings:

Degree type

rank

race

major

institution

state

12-13 total

men

women

13-14 total

pct graduated

pct change

Professional Doctoral

9

Asian American

Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University

WA

3

1

4

5

5%

67%

Professional Doctoral

10

Hispanic

Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University

WA

5

2

3

5

5%

0%

Professional Doctoral

14

Total Minority

Veterinary Medicine

Washington State University

WA

9

3

8

11

11%

22%

Professional Doctoral

18

Hispanic

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration

Washington State University

WA

1

3

4

7

9%

600%

Professional Doctoral

49

Asian American

Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration

Washington State University

WA

38

9

16

25

31%

-34%