The Hispanic Outlook Lists Baylor As 'Publisher's Pick'

Nov. 14, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University has been chosen as a 2003 "Publisher's Pick" by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education as a U.S. university that does "a fine job recruiting, enabling and graduating Hispanic students," according to publisher José López-Isa.

Selections are based on data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics and on "anecdotal evidence collected from all directions," López-Isa said in the Nov. 17, 2003, edition of the national academic journal.

Baylor is among 36 Texas universities, including fellow Big 12 schools Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin, named as "Publisher's Picks" by The Hispanic Outlook. Other Big 12 institutions cited are the University of Colorado at Boulder, Iowa State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri at Columbia, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.

The Hispanic Outlook also ranks Baylor in its list of Top 100 schools graduating Hispanic students, along with A&M, Texas, Tech and Colorado.

"Many institutions on the list are located in states with sizable populations of Hispanics. But sheer numbers never tell the whole story," López-Isa said. "A warm welcome and solid follow-through count for a lot, especially for students who might be blazing a new family path to higher education."

According to fall 2002 statistics compiled by the Office of Information Management and Testing Services, Baylor's total enrollment of 14,159 students included 1,078 Hispanic students or 7.6 percent of Baylor's student population. Baylor's total minority enrollment in Fall 2002 was 21.9 percent. Fall 2003 numbers are not yet available.

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