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June 30, 2009
Tracy E. Baldwin
CHICAGO, June 30, 2009 – AAmerican InterContinental University Online ranks among the top 100 four‐year institutions awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine.
AIU Online ranks 84 th in the latest roster, which covers the number of degrees awarded to Hispanic students in the 2007‐2008 academic year ending June 30, 2008. AIU Online granted bachelor’s degrees to 295 Hispanic students, representing 8 percent of the bachelor’s degrees granted by the university that school year. The most popular degree, measured by the current Hispanic enrollment, is the bachelor’s degree in business administration, with 15 percent pursuing that track.
“American InterContinental University supports our students from enrollment through graduation and beyond,” said Steve Tober, CEO of American InterContinental University and President of AIU Online. “We are proud to offer our diverse student population a careerfocused education that enables them to achieve their goals.”
More than six percent of the more than 78,000 AIU alumni are Hispanic. From 2007 to 2008, AIU recorded a nine percent increase in enrollment of Hispanic students and expects another significant increase in the year ending June 30.
Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, IT, criminal justice and fashion design at U.S. campuses in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, Weston, Fla.; an international campus in London; and an internet‐based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. The award‐winning AIU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.
AIU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more info visit www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org or call 312‐263‐0456.
AIU is a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more info visit www.aiuniv.edu or www.aiuonline.edu.