Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU), located in Waxahachie, Texas, was recognized in June as a national leader in preparing Hispanic students for vocational ministry by "Diverse: Issues in Higher Education."
SAGU led nationally among all accredited universities for Hispanic ministry graduates at the bachelor's level for the 2010-2011 academic year. SAGU is followed by other notable universities including Biola University, Southern Adventist University, Southeastern University, Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Baptist University.
Eddie Davis, vice president for enrollment and retention says, "This report illustrates the heart of SAGU. We serve and train ministers from a variety of backgrounds to minister to the needs of an ailing world."
Assistant Dean of Admissions Bryan Brooks adds, "This confirms that we are fulfilling our founding purpose. This is a great achievement, but it's just the beginning. These graduates reflect the heart of SAGU and its values. I am excited to hear about their future success."
The magazine has ranked the top 100 for minority students in other academic disciplines for years, but debuted the "religious and ministerial studies and theology" category this year. The report is based on research of Victor Borden at Indiana University Bloomington, using U.S. Department of Education data.
SAGU also remains a top producer of pastors and missionaries within the Assemblies of God.