JSU ranked No. 6 nationally in the number of doctorates awarded to African Americans


According to data from the National Science Foundation, Jackson State University ranked No. 6 in the nation for awarding doctorates to African Americans during the 2005-2009 period. During that time, 9,825 African Americans earned doctorates.

Other top schools include Howard University, which bestowed 338 doctorates on black Americans, more than any other institution. Walden University, a nontraditional institution of higher learning where much of the coursework is conducted online, ranked second with 158 black students earning doctorates. The University of Michigan ranked third with 149 doctorates earned by blacks. Morgan State University awarded 137 doctorates to blacks, followed closely by the University of Maryland, which granted 135 doctorates, and Jackson State University, where 129 African Americans earned doctoral degrees.

Rounding out the top 10 universities in awarding doctorates to blacks in the 2005-2009 period are the University of Southern California, Clark Atlanta University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Virginia Tech.

Source: Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Feb. 3, 2011

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3 thoughts on “JSU ranked No. 6 nationally in the number of doctorates awarded to African Americans

  1. I am proud to be a graduate of both Jackson State University and Walden University. Both prepared me to be the well-respected and well-published scholar-practitioner that I am today.

    Kudos!!!!

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