Santa Barbara, CA, (October 20, 2009) - Fielding Graduate University was noted in two publications for its success in diversity of its graduates and faculty among U.S. colleges and universities.
Fielding stood out in seven categories of the magazine Diverse - Issues in Higher Education's Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers of 2009. Noteworthy were an eighth place ranking of African-American and a ninth place ranking of Total Minority doctoral graduates in the country with majors in business, management, and related services. Each category represented for Fielding a 24% increase in comparison to the previous year.
Fielding also ranked high in the number of Hispanic (#21), African American (#23), and Total Minority (#27) doctoral graduates in psychology; African American doctoral graduates in education (#24); and in African American doctoral graduates in all disciplines (#36).
Fielding was noteworthy in two categories in The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Race and Ethnicity of Faculty Members" 2009 report. Among private, not-for-profit American doctoral/research universities, Fielding ranked #2 with a faculty consisting of 30% minorities and 44% women. For all categories combined, Fielding ranked #7.
Fielding is proud of its success in attracting a diverse and talented community of scholar-practitioners and the quality of the educational experience that ensues.