The University of New Mexico is featured among the top 100 colleges for Hispanics, as is reported in the May 2 issue of Hispanic Outlook.

"UNM is fully represented in their rankings of number of degrees awarded in 2010," said Amy Wohlert, dean, UNM Office of Graduate Studies.

UNM ranks 13th for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics, with 36 percent of degrees awarded going to Hispanics.

UNM ranks 24th for the number of master's degrees awarded to Hispanics, with 22 percent of degrees awarded going to Hispanics.

UNM ranks 7th for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics, with 21 percent degrees awarded going to Hispanics.

"For the doctoral degrees, no other institution in New Mexico was ranked in the top 100, and only five institutions nationwide had a greater percentage of doctoral degrees awarded to Hispanics than we did," Wohlert said.

In a separate ranking of the top 10 number of bachelor's degrees awarded by academic program, UNM achieved 10th place for "Biological and Biomedical Sciences" and for "Education."

Wohlert added, "We owe much gratitude to all the dedicated faculty and staff who work to make this a place where Hispanic students can succeed, as well as to all those hardworking students who graduated last year."

Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu