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CSUF Ranked No. 4 Nationally for Graduating Underrepresented Students

Oct. 17, 2014

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Cal State Fullerton ranks No. 4 in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented students, according to the latest issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

The magazine's annual "Top 100 Degree Producers," published Oct. 9, contains the rankings, which are based on 2012-13 data provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

The rankings put Cal State Fullerton first in the nation among master's comprehensive universities and second overall for the nation's public universities.

Cal State Fullerton also ranks No. 1 for bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented students in the discipline categories of communications, journalism and related programs; and parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies. CSUF also ranks No. 1 for the number of business degrees awarded to Asian Americans.

In addition, the University is third for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to underrepresented students in the disciplines of business and public administration and social service programs.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranks CSUF No. 6 for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics and No. 12 for those awarded to Asian Americans.

For master's degrees, the University ranks 19th for the those awarded to Asian Americans, 33rd for those awarded to Hispanics and 47th in the nation for the number of master's degrees awarded to underrepresented students overall.

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