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Black Issues-Top 100

July 11, 2002





Margie Yu
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Los Angeles, CA -- California State University, Los Angeles was recently listed #12 among Black Issues in Higher Education’s “Top 100,” a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelor’s degrees to minority students in 2000-2001, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Cal State L.A. ranked #1 in awarding bachelor’s degrees in education to all minority students, bachelor’s degrees in education for Hispanic students, and master’s degrees in ethnic/cultural studies for Hispanic students. Cal State L.A. is also the top ranking institution in California awarding bachelor’s degrees in all disciplines combined to Hispanic students.

CSU campuses comprise half of the nation’s top 12 universities in number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. Along with Cal State L.A., they are CSU Fullerton, San Jose State University, CSU Long Beach, San Diego State University, and San Francisco State University.

Minority student categories include Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The Black Issues lists are drawn from information collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.

California State University, Los Angeles, is a comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations.

The CSU (California State University)—comprised of 23 campuses, nearly 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and staff—is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the country, with minority enrollment at 53 percent, more than twice the national average for four-year public universities.


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