Cal State L.A. among
awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees
to minority students
Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles was recently listed #23 among Diverse: Issues in Higher EducationÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂTop 100,Ã¢ÂÂ a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees to minority students in 2006-2007, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.
In a separate listing by disciplines, Cal State L.A. (ranked #4 nationally) was the top-ranking institution in California in awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees in education to Hispanic students.
Nationally, the University also ranked #4 in awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees in education to Asian American students and #6 in awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees in mathematics and statistics to Hispanic students.
In addition, Cal State L.A. was listed among the top 20 nationally in awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees to Asian American students in health professions and related clinical services; business management, marketing, and related support services; and computer and information sciences and support services.
Cal State L.A. was also in the top 20 in awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees to Hispanic students in psychology; social science and history; and English language and literature/letters.
Cal State L.A. is among the highest ranking institutions in California awarding bachelorÃ¢ÂÂs degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanic students.
CSU campuses comprise a third of the nationÃ¢ÂÂs top 30 universities in number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. Minority student categories include Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The Diverse magazine lists are drawn from information collected by the U.S. Department of EducationÃ¢ÂÂs National Center for Education Statistics.
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 AngelesÃ¢ÂÂ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 205,000 alumniÃ¢ÂÂwith a wide variety of interests, ages and backgroundsÃ¢ÂÂreflect the cityÃ¢ÂÂs 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. 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, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. www.calstatela.edu
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