Argosy University

Argosy University Honored as Top Producer of Minority Degrees in the U.S. – 17 of the university’s campuses named to prestigious list

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ORANGE, CA (July 27, 2012) --   Argosy University has been named to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine’s Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees for 2012. In all, 17 of the university’s 28 campuses were named to this year’s list in categories that include associate, undergraduate and graduate degree levels. Among the university’s campuses recognized, Argosy University, Atlanta was named in nine categories and Argosy University, Sarasota was named in 11 categories (including ranking third in the nation for doctorate degrees in education and in psychology for African-Americans).

“We are honored that our commitment to a diverse and educated workforce has been recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education,” says Argosy University Chancellor Dr. Craig Swenson. “Our rankings in the publication reflect our dedication to ensuring equal access to education in fields such as psychology, business, education, health sciences, as well as the applied arts of fashion, design, culinary and media arts.”

The following Argosy University campuses were named to the list:

  • Argosy University, Atlanta (doctorate and master’s degree levels)
  • Argosy University, Chicago (doctorate and master’s degree levels)
  • Argosy University, Dallas (master’s degree level)
  • Argosy University, Hawaii (master’s degree level)
  • Argosy University, Nashville (master’s degree level)
  • Argosy University, Orange County (doctorate and master’s degree levels) 
  • Argosy University, Phoenix (doctorate and master’s degree levels)
  • Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area (master’s degree level)
  • Argosy University, Sarasota (master’s degree level)
  • Argosy University, Washington DC (master’s degree level)
  • Argosy University, Twin Cities (associate degree level)
  • The Art Institute of California–Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University (associate degree level)
  • The Art Institute of California–Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University (associate degree level)
  • The Art Institute of California–Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University (bachelors and associate degree levels)
  • The Art Institute of California–Orange County, a campus of Argosy University (bachelors and associate degree levels)
  • The Art Institute of California–San Diego, a campus of Argosy University (bachelors and associate degree levels)
  • The Art Institute of California–Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University (associate degree level)


With over a quarter century of experience covering education, Diverse is the only news magazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education. The publication has produced its “Top 100” list for several years. Launched in 1984 as Black Issues In Higher Education, the magazine focused on the role and issues of African Americans in higher education. To accurately reflect the changing demographics, in 2005 the magazine was renamed Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, and coverage was expanded to address the issues of tenure, salary, faculty, student body, recruitment, retention and access and equity with the needs of African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Disabled, Senior, L.G.B.T. and other underrepresented groups in higher education in mind.

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education utilizes analysis of U.S. Department of Education reports submitted by institutions to determine its honorees. Rankings are based on the review of 2010-2011 preliminary data. Online “campuses” are seen as a single entity, even though they enroll students globally. To view the complete list, visit http://diverseeducation.com/top100/.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 28 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has seven colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts students and professionals.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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