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IUP Selected by “Diverse Issues in Higher Education” for Recognition of Diversity in Faculty, Master’s Degrees

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of the top twelve doctoral universities with the largest share of female tenured professors. IUP is the only Pennsylvania institution in the top twelve ranking.

The recognition was made in the magazine’s March 5 issue, which had women’s history month as its focus.

IUP was also selected as one of the “top 100” institutions producing the most minority recipients of graduate and professional degrees in the nation in 2008. IUP was ranked forty-sixth in the nation, recognized for its 166.7 percent increase in master’s degrees in psychology from 2007 to 2008. In 2008, IUP had a total of eight minority master’s degree recipients in psychology, 13.6 percent of the program’s total graduates.

A total of 40.5 percent of IUP’s tenured faculty is female. Only six institutions in the nation were recognized with higher percentages of female tenured faculty.

“It is an honor to be recognized for IUP’s success in the area of diversity by a publication that champions diversity in higher education and which chronicles models of success,” Dr. Tony Atwater, president of IUP, said.

IUP has seen an overall increase in the number of freshman and upperclass minority students enrolled at the university. A total of 17.9 percent of IUP freshman are minorities. Overall, 15.6 percent of IUP students (a total of 2,233) are minority and 4.7 percent (668 total) are international.

Both these numbers are up for the second year in a row. IUP had minority enrollment of 1,574 in 2006 and 1,811 in 2007. International student enrollment was 551 in 2006 and 626 in 2007.