Black Issues 05

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 June 30, 2005

Laura Ferreiro
Office of Public Affairs
(323) 343-3050



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

For immediate release:

Cal State L.A. Highly Rated in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees
in Education to Minority Students

Los Angeles, CA – California State University, Los Angeles was recently listed #17 among Black Issues in Higher Education’s “Top 100,” a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelor’s degrees to minority students in 2003-2004, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

In a separate listing by disciplines, Cal State L.A. ranked #2 in awarding bachelor’s degrees in education to minority students, #2 in awarding bachelor’s degree in education to Hispanic students, #4 in awarding bachelor’s degree in education to Asian American students, and #6 in awarding bachelor’s degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanic students. Cal State L.A. was also listed among the top 20 in awarding bachelor’s degrees in computer and information sciences and support service to minority, Hispanic and Asian American students.

CSU campuses comprise more than a third of the nation’s top 20 universities in number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. Minority student categories include Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The Black Issues lists are drawn from information collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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