Diverse (formerly Black Issues)

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 July 3, 2006

Sean Kearns
Media Relations Director
(323) 343-3050
Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



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

For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. ranked among the top in
awarding bachelor’s degrees in education

Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles was recently listed #29 among Diverse: 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 2004-2005, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

In a separate listing by disciplines, Cal State L.A. ranked #3 in awarding bachelor’s degrees in education to Hispanic students, #4 in awarding bachelor’s degree in education to minority students, and #5 in awarding bachelor’s degrees in education to Asian American students. Cal State L.A. was also listed among the top 20 in awarding bachelor’s degree in health professions and related clinical sciences to Asian American and Hispanic students, as well as in awarding bachelor’s degree in English, mathematics and statistics, and area, ethnic, cultural and gender studies to Hispanic students. Additionally, Cal State L.A. is among the highest ranking institutions in California awarding bachelor’s degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanic students.

CSU campuses comprise a third of the nation’s top 30 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 Diverse magazine lists are drawn from information collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 185,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction. www.calstatela.edu

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