PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University is listed in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education journal’s “Top 100” schools granting doctoral academic degrees to Chicano/Latino students.
According to the web site of the journal, published in Paramus, N.J., WSU is one of 16 universities with four Chicano/Latino doctoral graduates. The “100” list ranges from the University of California at Berkeley, with 34 graduates, to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Biola University of California, with two Chicano/Latino doctoral graduates each.
This is the journal’s fourth annual ranking of the colleges and universities graduating the most Chicano/Latinos. The “Top 100” web site address is
Karen P. DePauw, WSU Graduate School interim dean, says, “Our university is committed to the recruitment of minority students into our graduate programs. We’re pleased to have WSU included in the list as an indication of our commitment. We will continue our commitment to foster access to quality graduate education at WSU.”
She noted that in the 1997-98 academic year, there are 317 graduate students of color at WSU, including 122 Chicano/Latino students. The 317 students are 10.7 percent of WSU’s total graduate student population. By contrast in 1989-90 — including students at WSU Vancouver, but not including those at WSU Spokane and WSU Tri-Cities — there were 102 WSU graduate students of color, 22 of whom were Chicano/Latino.
For WSU Graduate School admissions information, telephone 335-6424; write Graduate School, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-1030; or visit web site