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Cal State L.A. among nation's top
in awarding degrees to Hispanics
Output particularly strong in master's degrees, social services, education
Making it to top ten of the Hispanic Outlook in Higher EducationÂs ÂTop 100Â list, California State University, Los Angeles continues to be among the highest ranked institutions in California in conferring the most bachelorÂs degrees to Hispanics.
Additionally, Cal State L.A. is ranked as the top California public university in awarding the most masterÂs degrees to Hispanics. The University was ranked seventh nationally in this annual listing.
In a separate listing, the ÂTop 100Â highlighted Cal State L.A. as the leader in awarding the most bachelorÂs degrees to Hispanics in social services nationally and in education statewide. Cal State L.A. was also listed as among the nationÂs top ten in awarding bachelorÂs degrees to Hispanics in English literature, Hispanic studies, protective services, and public administration.
This national listing of colleges and universities is based on the latest report by the U.S. Department of EducationÂs National Center for Education Statistics (2005-2006).
Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 50.9 percent of the UniversityÂs 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 AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 190,000 alumniÂwith a wide variety of interests, ages and backgroundsÂreflect the cityÂs 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 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 Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. www.calstatela.edu