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Excelencia Ranks CSUF in Top 25 for Latinos Entering Health Professions

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A new report, “Finding Your Workforce: Latinos in Health,” by Excelencia in Education, ranks Cal State Fullerton among the top 25 institutions in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Latinos entering health professions and related programs.

The authors of the report found that CSUF and its Health Professions Advising program have propelled the University to No. 17 among top-ranked institutions. In 2012-13 — the latest data available for the report — 30 percent of the CSUF students who earned bachelor’s degrees and went on to professional schools are Latino.

The report includes a profile of Latino workers in the health care industry, lists the top higher education institutions that graduate Latinos with credentials in health fields, and promotes ideas and best practices to improve Latinos’ presence in the health care workforce.

For more than 50 years, CSUF’s Health Professions Advising Office has helped students gain admission to health professions schools. Excelencia in Education is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to accelerating Latino student success in higher education. Read more online.