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GraduatesTwo University of Houston programs are tops in the nation when it comes to producing Hispanic graduates.

Hispanic Outlook Magazine acknowledges both UH’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and the College of Optometry as leaders in graduating Hispanic students. These rankings are according to the publication’s Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.

The College of Optometry was ranked number one in the category recognizing programs that award professional degrees to Hispanic students. The College of Architecture was recognized as the leading school in its discipline for awarding degrees to Hispanic students.

Other programs recognized in this list of 100 colleges and universities are the C.T. Bauer College of Business and the College of Pharmacy. Both ranked fifth among other their respective disciplines.

“The University of Houston is proud of its diverse student body and pleased to be recognized for efforts to graduate more Hispanic students,” says Donald Foss, UH senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “We believe, as our city does, that diversity is a strength and part of what makes Houston, and UH, great.”