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Cal State Fullerton Is Fourth in Nation and Top California University for Awarding Undergraduate Degrees to Hispanics
CSUF ranks second nationally for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics in communications; fifth in education; sixth in business and marketing; seventh for visual and performing arts; and eighth in area studies.

May 17, 2006 :: No. 247

Cal State Fullerton has moved up to fourth in the nation and remains first in the state for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students, according to the annual “Top 100” published in the May 8 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

This is the second year in a row that CSUF has been recognized as the top California institution of higher education in this category.

“I continue to be impressed with the continuing success of our CSUF Hispanic students in their successful pursuit of a college degree and the increase in our national ranking,” said Cal State Fullerton President Milton A. Gordon.

The publication rankings — based on 2005 data gathered from by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics — list colleges and universities by number of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees awarded, as well as by subject areas.

Cal State Fullerton was fifth in the nation last year and sixth in 2004.

In specific academic programs, Cal State Fullerton ranks second nationally for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics in communications; fifth in education; sixth in business and marketing, as well as protective services; seventh for visual and performing arts; and eighth in area studies.

In the April 10 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Cal State Fullerton was ranked 17th in the magazine’s top 25 list of colleges and universities by enrollment of Hispanics in graduate programs. The ranking was based on 2004 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Overall, Hispanics constitute one-fourth of Cal State Fullerton’s student population.

 

Media Contact: Paula Selleck, Public Affairs, 657-278-2414 or pselleck@fullerton.edu

 


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