Hispanic Outlook's Top 100

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  Aug. 17, 2005

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. is Among
Nation’s Top in Awarding Bachelor’s
and Master’s Degrees to Hispanics

California State University, Los Angeles, ranked #6 on the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s 11th annual “Top 100.” Cal State L.A. continues to be among the highest ranked institutions in CALIFORNIA that conferred the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics.

In awarding the most master’s degrees to Hispanics, Cal State L.A. is ranked #9, for the second consecutive year, among the top 100 colleges and universities in this annual ranking.

The “Top 100” overview highlighted Cal State L.A. as a leader in awarding the most bachelor’s degrees in public administration and education to Hispanics in California. Additionally, Cal State L.A. was listed as among the nation’s top ten in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics in the following academic programs: home economics, Hispanic studies, and protective services.

This national listing of colleges and universities is based on the latest report by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (2003-2004).

Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 52.4 percent of the University’s students identifying themselves as Hispanic.

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 170,000 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. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; 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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