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June 30, 2004
DH 03 TK043
Contact: Thomas Knox
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Email: tknox@csudh.edu




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Advisory

Cal State Dominguez Hills Among Nation’s Leaders
in Conferring Bachelor’s Degrees to Hispanic Students

CSUDH Ranks 26th in Hispanic Outlook ’s Top 100 Universities Nationwide

Carson, Calif. – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is among the nation’s leaders in conferring bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, according to data published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and recently reported by Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. These statistics ranked Cal State Dominguez Hills 26th in the top 100 universities across the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students. In the list ranking institutions conferring master’s degrees upon Hispanics, CSUDH ranked 40th.

Of the 11,549 students whose ethnicity is known at CSUDH, 36 percent or 4,203 students classify themselves as Hispanic, representing the largest ethnic group served by the University. While the percentage of Hispanic students places CSUDH as one of the most diverse universities in the country, the Hispanic Outlook rankings were made exclusively in terms of number of degrees awarded, recognizing larger institutions that can serve more students.

Seventeen other CSUs are included on the list of universities conferring the most bachelor’s degrees upon Hispanics. Other CSU campuses in the Top 100 included Cal State L.A. (3rd), CSU Fullerton (6th), San Diego State University (7th), Cal State Northridge (8th), Cal State Long Beach (10th), Fresno State (14th), Cal State San Bernardino (22nd), Cal Poly Pomona (24th), San Jose State University (27th), CSU Sacramento (32nd), San Francisco State University (34th), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (42nd), Cal State Bakersfield (63rd), CSU Stanislaus (69th), Cal State Hayward (73rd), CSU Chico (74th), and Cal State San Marcos (100th).

CSU Dominguez Hills serves a student body of more than 13,500. For more information on the University, visit http://www.csudh.edu.

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