Northern Arizona University ranks among the best in the nation for conferring bachelor’s degrees to minorities, particularly for Native American and Latino students, according to an annual report produced by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

NAU ranks ninth in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to Native Americans in all disciplines, and 47th in the nation for graduating Latino students in all disciplines. NAU ranks 78th for total minority graduates in all disciplines.

Statistics measured graduates in the 2013-14 academic school year and compared figures to past years. The complete list of top 100 institutions is available online.

Below is a list of NAU’s rankings in Diverse Issues top 100 list for minority education for 2015:

Total Minority Graduates
78th All Disciplines Combined

  • 7th Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • 11th Hospitality Administration/Management
  • 15th Education
  • 41st Natural Resources and Conservation

Native American Graduates
9th All Disciplines Combined

  • 2nd Engineering
  • 4th Health Professions and Related Programs
  • 5th Physical Sciences
  • 6th Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • 7th Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • 7th Psychology
  • 8th Education
  • 9th Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
  • 9th Social Sciences
  • 11th Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • 11th Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services
  • 14th Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
  • 15th Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  • 18th Business Administration, Management and Operations

Latino Graduates
47th All Disciplines Combined

  • 5th Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • 6th Hospitality Administration/Management
  • 8th Education
  • 28th Natural Resources and Conservation
  • 30th Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • 33rd Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  • 44th Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • 46th Health Professions and Related Programs
  • 47th Finance and Financial Management Services
  • 48th Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services