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Alabama universities among the nation's leaders in graduating minorities

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According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, UAB, for the second year in a row, graduated more black undergraduates with degrees in allied health diagnostic, intervention, and treatment professions than any school in the nation. The school was fifth in total degrees awarded to minorities in Allied Health.

Only one school graduated more African-Americans with degrees within the agriculture discipline than Tuskegee University. The same can be said of the University of Alabama when it comes to blacks with family and consumer sciences/human sciences degrees. Troy University  was second in the nation in black psychology grads. 

Alabama A&M placed third in African-American graduates in national resources and conservation, communications technologies and fifth in math. The school was also fifth in total minority grads in communications technologies.

Athens State was 10th in graduating Native American students with education degrees. According to calculations from Diverse Issues in Higher Education,  Tuskegee University and Alabama A&M placed in the nation's top 10 in engineering degrees for African-Americans --7th and 10th respectively. 

Alabama State placed 5th in Education, 6th in Biological and Biomedical Sciences and 9th in Computer and Information Sciences for black undergraduates.

Auburn University also showed up on the magazine's list.  AU was 11th in graduating Native Americans with engineering bachelors, and came in 14th in African-American undergraduates earning engineering degrees.