Saint Leo Ranked as a Top 100 Institution in Awarding Minority Student Degrees

October 14, 2014

Saint Leo University has again been ranked among the top 100 degree-granting institutions for minority students by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The publication consistently ranks Saint Leo in its annual, comprehensive compilation of higher education statistics.

In its October 9 edition, the magazine identifies the Top 100 Undergraduate and Graduate minority degree producers among U.S. colleges and universities. The data is compiled exclusively for Diverse by Dr. Victor Borden of Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. It is part of a national report documenting the ability of U.S. colleges to award degrees to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, and Native American students.

Using the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education (2012-2013 academic year), Dr. Borden created rankings in the total number of degrees awarded at every college, as well as specific figures in major fields of study and disciplines.

Specifically, Saint Leo University ranked as follows:

Degree Level Minority Population Discipline Type 2014 Ranking
Associate African-American All Disciplines Combined 42
Bachelor’s African-American All Disciplines Combined 9
Bachelor’s Total Minority All Disciplines Combined 79
Master’s Africa-American All Disciplines Combined 31
Total Graduate Level African-American All Disciplines Combined 40

“We are pleased to again be included in these significant rankings by Diverse,” said Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., president of Saint Leo University. “At Saint Leo University, students live and study with counterparts from many backgrounds, places, and cultures. We are proud of our inclusive spirit, which is consistently reflected in these rankings as a top degree-granting institution for minority students. We were particularly pleased that we increased our ranking in several categories,” said Dr. Kirk.

Diverse has produced this pertinent and respected special report for more than two decades. To view the current data, as well as previous years’ data, visit