Diverse "Top 100"(formerly Black Issues); Cal State L.A.; CSULA; Los Angeles

Cal State L.A. among top-ranking institutions noted in Diverse ‘Top 100’

Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles was recently listed #29 in 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 2007-2008, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

In a separate listing by disciplines, Cal State L.A. ranked #1 nationally in awarding bachelor’s degrees in public administration and social service to Hispanic students. The University was also a top-ranking institution in awarding bachelor’s degrees in public administration and social service to Asian American and minority students.

Nationally, the University ranked among the top ten in awarding bachelor’s degrees in education to Asian American, Hispanic, and minority students.

In addition, Cal State L.A. was in the top 20 in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students in area/cultural/ethnic/gender studies; English language and literature/letters; health and clinical sciences; and psychology—and in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Asian American students in business management and marketing.

Cal State L.A. is among the top-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 210,000 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, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. www.calstatela.edu