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July 14, 2003
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Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
tknox@csudh.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Cal State Dominguez Hills Leads the State
in Conferring Bachelor’s Degrees to African American Students

CSUDH Ranks 37th in Top 100 Universities Nationwide

Carson, Calif: – California State University, Dominguez Hills leads the state in conferring bachelor’s degrees to African American students, according to data recently published by the U.S. Department of Education and reported by Black Issues in Higher Education (BIHE). In their June 5 edition, BIHE reported Cal State Dominguez Hills ranked 37th in the top 100 universities across the nation in producing African Americans who earned undergraduate degrees. CSUDH awarded a total of 465 bachelor’s degrees to African American students in academic year 2001/02, the year of the report. In the 2000/01 academic year, Cal State Dominguez Hills conferred 448 bachelor’s degrees to African American students.

CSU Dominguez Hills is also ranked 37th in the top 100 universities nationwide in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students, according to BIHE. CSUDH conferred 1210 bachelor’s degrees to minority students in academic year 2001/02. This translates to an 8 percent increase from the 2000/01 figures.

“We have a long-standing history and tradition of serving all minority students at Cal State Dominguez Hills,” said President James E. Lyons, Sr. “And we are very proud of that tradition,” he added. “We have worked hard to fulfill our role in delivering a high quality education for all students.”

“We are a university that looks more like America than most institutions in this country, and we are proud of it,” Lyons said. CSU Dominguez Hills serves a student body of more than 13,500.

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