AZUSA, Calif. – Azusa Pacific University again secured a top ranking among schools nationwide in the 2008 Diverse Issues in Higher Education Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers issue. APU ranked 10th out of 100 universities for awarding Hispanic master's degrees in the education category, and 78th for total minority master's degrees awarded across all disciplines.

"These rankings reflect the university's strong commitment to diversity," said Mark Stanton, Ph.D., acting provost. "At APU, we want to create an environment that allows students to engage with a diverse faculty and curriculum as they prepare to become world citizens."

The annual rankings are based on preliminary data from universities that conferred master's degrees during the 2006-07 school year. APU ranked high in the following categories:

  • Master's Degrees: Education category results:
    Hispanic - 10th
    Asian American - 19th
    American Indian - 20th
    Total Minority - 19th
  • Master's Degrees: All Disciplines category results:
    Hispanic - 22nd
    American Indian - 68th
    Total Minority - 78th
  • Master's Degrees: Psychology category results:
    Hispanic - 28th
    Asian American - 23rd
    Total Minority - 34th

For more information or a complete listing of this year's results, visit

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