Cal State L.A. among nation's top in awarding degrees to Hispanics

California State University, Los Angeles continues to be among the highest ranked institutions in California in conferring the most bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees combined to Hispanics.

The University was ranked 16th in the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s Top 100” issue. The following CSULA programs are also listed among the top 10: criminal justice and corrections, general psychology, and liberal arts and sciences. 

This national listing of colleges and universities is derived from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (2011-2012).

Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 53.8 percent of the University’s students identifying themselves as Hispanic. Cal State L.A. established the nation’s first Chicano Studies department in 1968.

CSULA alums include Felix Gutierrez, journalist, educator and former senior vice president, Newseum; John Huerta, retired chief legal counsel for the Smithsonian Institution; Rosario Marin, former U.S. Treasurer; Carlos Mencia, comedian; Edward James Olmos, actor and filmmaker; Frank Romero, artist and muralist; and Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. Congress, 34th district.

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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 230,000 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 the Honors College for high-achieving students, opening in fall 2011. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.



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