UGA tops rankings for African-American Ph.D.s


UGA ranked America’s No. 1 public flagship university for Ph.D.s awarded to African-Americans

An increasingly diverse student body and a commitment to student success have made the University of Georgia the nation’s top public flagship university for the number of doctoral degrees it awards to African-Americans.

Over the five-year period covered in the latest National Science Foundation Survey of Earned Doctorates, UGA awarded 143 doctoral degrees to African-Americans, topping the University of Michigan as well as Georgia State University, Auburn, Texas A&M, the University of South Carolina and the University of Florida.

“I am pleased that our efforts to cultivate a vibrant and diverse learning environment have led to this significant achievement,” said UGA President Jere W….

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