Loyola Marymount University was named one of the top 100 colleges for Hispanics, according to the May 2008 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
LMU was the only Jesuit university listed in the top 100. LMU ranked 93rd for bachelor degrees awarded with 239 Hispanics out of 1,318 receiving degrees. It was also the only Jesuit school ranked for enrolling the most Hispanics at 95th, with 1,738 enrolled out of 8,972 students. LMU also ranked 49th for Master’s degrees awarded.
“We are very proud to learn that Loyola Marymount University is the number one Jesuit school for undergraduate Hispanics,” said President Robert B. Lawton, S.J. “We believe a diverse student body enhances the excellent education we provide our students, both inside the classroom and out.”
LMU offers many services for Hispanics through Chicano/Latino Student Services, part of The Ethnic and Intercultural Services Center. CLSS offers student advocacy, personal support, assistance for Hispanic student groups as well as support after the students graduate from LMU.
Each year, the magazine releases a list of the top 100 colleges and universities. Two factors determine the rankings: the total number of degrees that each school awarded to Hispanics as well as the number of Hispanics enrolled at that college.
In determining the rankings, Hispanic Outlook used 2007 data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics. The enrollment rankings were based on 2006 data, which set LMU’s total enrollment at 8,972; 19 percent of those students were Hispanic.