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Sept. 8 , 2004
CONTACT: Pam Young
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National publication honors EMU for number of African American students receiving degrees

YPSILANTIWhile other national publications have honored Eastern Michigan University for its diversity, “Black Issues in Higher Education” recently cited EMU for its growing number of African-American students who earn undergraduate degrees.

The national magazine ranked EMU 81st nationally (out of more than 300 colleges and universities) for the number of baccalaureate degrees bestowed upon African-American students in 2003. Eastern awarded 346 bachelor’s degrees to African –American students in 2003.

Approximately 16 percent of EMU’s nearly 25,000 students are African American.

“We’ve always been proud of the excellent education we offer our students A college degree is essential for students to have a greater chance for success,” said Courtney McAnuff, vice president of enrollment services. “We’re pleased that the faculty play such an important role in making this happen at EMU.”

EMU also ranked first among Mid-American Conference schools and was fourth among Michigan universities.

“Black Issues in Higher Education,” a magazine for executives in higher education, covers multicultural and minority issues.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

Editor's Note: Looking for an expert source for a story? Check out EMU's Eastern Experts online at www.emich.edu/univcomm/easternexperts.


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