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Hispanic Outlook Names Cal State L.A.
Among Publisher’s Picks
California State University, Los Angeles, was one of 19 CSU campuses recently listed on the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s 2006 Publisher’s Picks, a national list of colleges and universities that the publication rated as having solid records in “recruiting, enabling, and graduating Hispanic students.” The standings are based upon formal and informal inquires as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 50.9 percent of the University’s students identifying themselves as Hispanic.
Other CSU campuses included in the Publisher’s Picks were: Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Long Beach, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, and Stanislaus.
Last spring, Cal State L.A. was ranked #11 on the Hispanic Outlook’s annual “Top 100” among institutions in California that conferred the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. The “Top 100” overview also highlighted Cal State L.A. as a leader in awarding the most bachelor’s degrees in social services and education to Hispanic students.
The CSU is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation, with ethnic minorities making up more than half (53 percent) of its identified student body. Hispanics make up about 21 percent of the total CSU student population.
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 190,000 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 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 now under construction. www.calstatela.edu