CSUF Ranked No.1 in Awarding Master’s
Degrees in Mathematics to Asian-Americans, Hispanics
July 25, 2003 :: No. 10b
Cal State Fullerton is ranked first in the
nation in awarding master’s degrees in mathematics to Asian-American
students, as reported this month in Black Issues in Higher Education.
The university also is tied with two institutions in Texas
for the top spot in granting master’s degrees in math to Hispanics.
The magazine’s report of graduate rankings follows
it publication last month of undergraduate rankings, which showed
that Fullerton is fourth nationally in awarding bachelor’s
degrees in all disciplines combined to minority students. Both sets
of rankings are based on 2001-2002 data submitted by institutions
of higher education to the U.S. Department of Education.
“Cal State Fullerton has a long tradition of
encouraging our math students to pursue graduate studies in master’s
and doctoral programs,” said James O. Friel, chair and professor
of mathematics. “One of the exciting things about our talented
master’s degree recipients is that many of them will be teaching
in our local schools and helping Orange County students to succeed
in their math classes.”
In earning the top spot in the awarding of master’s
degrees in math to Asian-Americans, Cal State Fullerton outranks
UCLA, Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Houston-University Park,
University of Central Florida and Harvard, respectively.
In the category of master’s degrees in mathematics
awarded to Hispanics, Fullerton ranks ahead of New Mexico State,
UCI, University of Florida, University of Iowa and City University
of New York’s Hunter College.
By graduate academic programs, the university also
• fifth for master’s degrees awarded in English and
letters to Hispanics;
• seventh for those awarded in physical sciences, social sciences
and history to Hispanics;
• 10th for master’s degrees in education to Asian-Americans;
• 12th for those in social sciences and history to Asian-Americans;
• 13th for master’s degrees in physical sciences to
Asian-Americans and in ethnic studies to Hispanics;
• 19th in awarding master’s degrees in education to
Hispanics and 20th for those to American Indians.
||Dave Reid, Public Affairs, at 657-278-4855
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