CSULB ranks 10th nationally in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been ranked 10th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual list of the “Top 100 Degree Producers,” a list of the best minority degree-awarding institutions of higher education in the United States. It is the only national report that showcases U.S. colleges’ and universities’ success in awarding degrees to African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native-American students.
CSULB’s overall ranking was based on U.S. Department of Education data from the 2009-10 academic year (the most current data available).
The report indicated that 49 percent or 3,193 graduates at CSULB in 2010 were minorities.
“Cal State Long Beach is located in one of the most ethnically diverse regions of the United States, and our graduating class reflects the uniqueness of the student populations that we serve,” said CSULB President F. King Alexander. “This campus has made a concerted effort for years to reach out to all K-12 students and their parents in this community with efforts like the Long Beach College Promise to encourage collegiate enrollment, and even more importantly, student success through graduating. This magazine’s ranking once again confirms our success and progress.”
The Diverse “Top 100” is the only national analysis to use the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Using these statistics, rankings were created in the total number of baccalaureate degrees awarded at every university and college in the nation by ethnicity as well as specific figures in major fields of study and disciplines.

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