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CSUF Is No. 1 in California

University Is Among Top 10 Nationally for Degrees Awarded to HIspanics

May 22, 2013

Cal State Fullerton continues to be first in the state and among the top 10 in the nation for awarding degrees to Hispanic students, as reported in the May 13 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

The university is eighth nationally for granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to Hispanics and is the highest ranked of any California campus. This year’s list also includes community colleges.

In terms of Hispanic enrollment, CSUF is second in California and ninth in the nation in a separate listing of full-time undergraduate and graduate enrollment. Overall, Hispanics constitute 33 percent of the university's enrollment.

The lists published in the magazine's "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics" are based on 2011 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

For bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in specific majors, Cal State Fullerton's national ranking is:

  • Fifth in health and physical education/fitness
  • Sixth in criminal justice and corrections
  • Seventh in psychology
  • Ninth in liberal arts and sciences

The U.S. Department of Education identifies CSUF as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a designation tied to the university's student population, which makes the campus eligible for federal funding targeted to expanding educational opportunities for Hispanic students and improving their graduation rate.

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