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Cal State L.A. named among Hispanic Outlook's Top 100 list

July 9, 2014

Los Angeles, CA  -- California State University, Los Angeles has once again been ranked by the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education as one of the top schools in the nation serving Hispanic students.

Cal State L.A. ranks 13th on the Top 100 4-Year Colleges & Universities Undergraduate Hispanic Enrollment list, and 28th on the Hispanic Outlook’s Top 100 Colleges & Universities Granting Undergraduate & Graduate Degrees to Hispanic students list. This national listing of colleges and universities is derived from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (2012-2013).

The University was also listed among Hispanic Outlook’s top 10 schools in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics in the homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting category.

Cal State L.A. alums are successfully serving our country in leadership positions impacting our economy, the arts and government, including such notables as Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. Congress, 40th district; Félix Gutiérrez, journalist, educator and former senior vice president of 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; and Frank Romero, artist and muralist.

A federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 55.8 percent of the University’s students identifying themselves as Hispanic, Cal State L.A. is also noted for having established the nation’s first Chicano Studies department in 1968.

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Working for California since 1947: 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 235,000 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. 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.