CSULA; Los Angeles; Cal State L.A.; Hispanic Outlook's Top 100

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June 8, 2008

Sean Kearns
Media Relations Director
(323) 343-3050

Margie Low
Public Affairs Specialist
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Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
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Fax: (323) 343-6405


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

Output particularly strong in master’s degrees,
public administration, education

Making it to top ten of the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s “Top 100” list, California State University, Los Angeles continues to be among the highest ranked institutions in California in conferring the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics.

Additionally, Cal State L.A. is ranked as the top California public university in awarding the most master’s degrees to Hispanics. The University was ranked eighth nationally in this annual listing.

In a separate listing, the “Top 100” highlighted Cal State L.A. as the leader in awarding the most bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics in public administration nationally and in education statewide. Cal State L.A. was also listed as among the nation’s top ten in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics in mathematics, protective services, and psychology. 

This national listing of colleges and universities is based on the latest report by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (2006-2007).

Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 51.5 percent of the University’s 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 Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 205,000 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. 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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