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Old Dominion University ranked 53rd in the country in conferring master's degrees on African-American students, according to this month's issue of the magazine "Black Issues in Higher Education."

According to an article titled "Top 100," Old Dominion granted master's degrees to 139 African Americans in all disciplines combined during 2001-02, more than such notable institutions as the University of Maryland, Michigan State and Norfolk State. Data was culled from analyses of U.S. Department of Education preliminary reports from that period.

ODU also ranked seventh in conferring master's degrees in health sciences and related professions to American Indian students, ahead of Northern Arizona, the University of Michigan and Washington State.

Old Dominion's ranking in other categories included:

14th, African American doctorates, social sciences and history;
22nd, African American master's, English language and letters;
26th, African American master's, engineering;
26th, African American master's, education;
31st, African American master's, social sciences and history;
45th, Hispanic master's, engineering;
51st, all categories combined, American Indian master's.

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