Cal State Fullerton Is Sixth in Nation
Maintains Top 10 Ranking for Graduating Minorities
July 14, 2009
By Pamela McLaren
Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks Cal State Fullerton sixth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students.
The listing, based on 2007-08 data from the U.S. Department of Education, was published in Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s June 25 "Top 100 Degree Producers" issue and posted online.
Cal State Fullerton also is ranked first in the nation for communication/journalism degrees, third for public administration and social service professions degrees, fourth for education degrees and fifth for business degrees awarded to all minorities.
In addition, the magazine ranks CSUF sixth in the nation and second in the state for the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanics — rankings that match those published earlier this year by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
In specific undergraduate academic programs, Cal State Fullerton is ranked:
- first in awarding degrees in communication, journalism and related programs to Asian-Americans and Hispanics
- first for Asian-Americans, second for Hispanics in public administration and social service professions degrees
- third for education degrees to Asian-Americans
- fourth for business degrees awarded to Asian-Americans and sixth for Hispanics
- fifth for communication, journalism and related programs to American Indians
- sixth for education and area, ethnic, cultural and gender studies degrees to Hispanics
- seventh for psychology degrees to Hispanics
- eighth for visual and performing arts to Asian-Americans and all minorities, ninth for Hispanics
- ninth for history degrees to Hispanics and 10th for American Indians and all minorities
Cal State Fullerton also is named among the top 25 nationally for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to all minorities in area, ethnic, cultural and gender studies, philosophy and religious studies; psychology; English language and literature; and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics.
More than half of Cal State Fullerton’s 37,000 students identify themselves as members of ethnic groups — the largest is Hispanic at 28 percent of the student body, followed by Asian/Pacific Islander at 22 percent.