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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 third-consecutive year. The magazine’s recognition is reserved for four-year colleges and universities throughout the nation that provide higher education to the largest number of Hispanic students, based on the degrees conferred on Hispanic men and women. Of the 1,625 students who received their undergraduate degree from Kean in the 2001-2002 academic year, 17 percent were of Hispanic decent.
The University has a number of student-centered programs for minorities,
including the Spanish-speaking program, Project Adelante and several culturally
based organizations. What is more, Kean has demonstrated commitment and
expertise in teacher education, with specific programs in bilingual and
English-as-a-second-language education, as well as other programs that
encourage students of all ethnic backgrounds to pursue careers in teaching.
For its efforts, the University has become the largest producer of teachers
and other school personnel in New Jersey. "I am delighted that Kean's
efforts have been recognized by the Hispanic Outlook,”
said Dr. Ana Maria Schuhmann, dean of Kean’s College of Education.
“Our institution has a true commitment to diverse populations, which
is reflected in the high graduation rate of Latino students and the numerous
programs implemented to insure they achieve their goals."