Students in Dillard University biology lab
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Dillard achieves top rankings with

NEW ORLEANS – Two of Dillard’s academic programs have been named top programs among’s 2021 Top-Ranked Schools. The University’s biology program ranked ninth and the film studies program ranked 13th. Every month, receives over 40 million visitors who research colleges and universities in addition to degree programs and careers.’s criteria for selection includes several elements. According to the company’s education research division, those criteria include “academic and career resources, the quality of education, faculty and more.”

As of the spring, there are nearly 150 biology majors, the most at Dillard. In 2019, the biology program was awarded the Delta Sigma Theta Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair to support research on childhood obesity in African American communities. Dr. Ruby Broadway, the honoree and biology professor, also manages the Deeper Student Learning Program to support Dillard’s rising biology juniors in their studies. Dillard Biology also has dual degree agreements with the Boston University College of Medicine, the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and Texas Chiropractic College.

One of Dillard’s signature programs, there are more than 50 film studies majors with a waiting list according to Keith Morris, program coordinator and associate professor. The program boasts its ability to provide students with internships and professional work opportunities on sets for feature films and television shows. The University has also earned high rankings from other sources:
– 2nd among HBCUs, 16th overall, Top Performers on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report
– 22nd Historically Black Colleges and Universities by U.S. News & World Report
– 2nd among HBCUs, 58th overall, Liberal Arts Colleges by Washington Monthly
– 3rd among HBCUs, 26th overall, Best Bang for the Buck: South by Washington Monthly
– 24th overall, Communications Bachelor’s Degree Programs by
– 29th overall, Small Business Management Degree Programs by

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