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Cal State Fullerton Ranked No. 2 in California, No. 6 in Nation For Number of Bachelor's Degrees Awarded to Hispanics
Ranking published on Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education is based on U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics.

May 31, 2007 :: No. 223

Hispanic students

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education ranks Cal State Fullerton second in the state and sixth in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students, as reported in the magazine’s “Top 100.”

The rankings, published in the May 7 issue, are based on 2006 data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. That year, Cal State Fullerton awarded 1,343 bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics.

The magazine’s rankings list colleges and universities by the number of bachelor’s, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees awarded, as well as by subject areas.

In specific academic programs, Cal State Fullerton ranks third for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics in public administration and communications; sixth in area studies; seventh in protective services and education; eighth in visual and performing arts; and 10th in business and marketing and English literature.

Overall, Hispanics constitute 27 percent of Cal State Fullerton’s population of approximately 35,000 students. Since 2004, Cal State Fullerton has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Media Contact: Paula Selleck, Public Affairs, 657-278-2414 or

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