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Kean University Named One of the Top 100 Universities for Hispanics


UNION, N.J. – The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, a journal highlighting campus events, policies and concerns making headlines in higher education, has lauded Kean University as one of the Top 100 Best Colleges for Hispanics for the second consecutive year.


With an editorial board composed of accomplished academic professionals, The Hispanic Outlook possesses a broad cultural audience of educators, administrators, students, organizations and corporations. The magazine’s Top 100 list includes four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation that provide higher education to the largest number of Hispanic students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 57,215 Hispanics, nationwide, were awarded bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the 2000-2001 academic year. Nearly 300 were undergraduates from Kean, a number that amounts to approximately 25 percent of the University’s diverse student population.


“We are extremely proud to be selected by The Hispanic Outlook as one of the Top 100 as an institution that enlists and graduates a significant number of Hispanic students,” noted Dr. Dawood Farahi, president-elect of Kean University. “The honor illustrates our continuing commitment to combine excellence with equity by maintaining an exceptional educational environment in which social, linguistic and cultural diversity can flourish.”