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FAU Ranked Fifth in Nation for Granting Architecture and Related Services Degrees to Hispanics

BOCA RATON, FL (May 30, 2012) – For the second year in a row, Florida Atlantic University ranks fifth in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in architecture and related services on to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine's annual "Top 100" report.

"FAU is proud of this national ranking which recognizes the diverse student body in FAU's School of Architecture," said FAU Provost Brenda Claiborne.  "We will continue to ensure this interdisciplinary academic program serves our students and the future of our community with excellence."

In addition to maintaining its Top 5 spot, the report also shows that FAU increased overall in the amount of architecture and related services degrees granted to Hispanic students by 16 percent.  The Hispanic women students increased 33 percent in degrees earned since the 2009-10 academic year.

Rankings are based on degrees conferred during the 2010-11 academic year and findings from a survey by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

Hispanic Outlook is a national bi-weekly publication for the higher education community.  For more information about the rankings, visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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