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Only five schools nationwide awarded more bachelor's degrees to African American students in English language and literature/letters than Old Dominion University, according to this month's issue of the magazine "Black Issues in Higher Education."

No school in Virginia had more African-American graduates in that discipline, according the article titled "Top 100 Degree Producers."

ODU also ranked 14th nationally in total minority and American Indian bachelor's degrees conferred in health professions and related clinical sciences. Those marks were also tops among Virginia schools.

Other ODU rankings in the survey:

25th -- Asian American baccalaureate degrees, health professions and related clinical sciences (first in Virginia)
38th -- Asian American baccalaureate degreees, English language and literature/letters (first in Virginia)
41st -- African American baccalaureate degrees, engineering (second in Virginia)
45th -- African-American baccalaureate degrees, social sciences (fourth in Virginia)
46th -- African-American baccalaureate degrees, all disciplines combined (third in Virginia).

This article was posted on: July 6, 2005

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