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Dominguez Hills Among Top
100 Degree Producers
For Minority Students
Carson, CA – California
State University, Dominguez Hills has been ranked among the
top 100 universities in the country to confer the largest
number of degrees, both undergraduate and graduate, on minority
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education,
a national magazine devoted to minority issues in academe,
its annual “Top 100 Undergraduate Degree Producers” and “Top
100 Graduate Degree Producers” rankings. Using graduation
data reported by two- and four-year institutions to the U.S.
Department of Education’s National Center for Education
Statistics for the 2005-06 academic year, the magazine ranked
universities not only on how many degrees were granted overall
to minority students, but also gave separate rankings by
race, specifically African American, Asian American, Hispanic
and Native American, for specific fields of study.
Overall, Cal State Dominguez Hills ranked
45th and 39th in granting undergraduate and graduate degrees,
respectively, to minorities. When compared to other California
universities, CSUDH fared even better. It was 19th in granting
bachelor’s degrees and ninth in granting master’s.
Sixty-nine percent of students receiving
degrees from the university in the 2005-06 academic year
were minorities; that figure was 49% for those receiving
The university ranked first among California
institutions in the total number of bachelor’s and
master’s degrees, respectively, handed out to African
Americans (50th and 37th among all universities ranked).
Also in that particular racial group, Dominguez Hills ranked
for undergraduate degrees in English (seventh
and for graduate degrees: 23rd in education (second in
California); 33rd in biology and biomedical sciences (third
36th in English (third in California); 50th in health professions
and related clinical sciences (second in California—one
of only two California schools in that ranking); and 42nd
in social sciences (fourth among California schools).
university’s ranking was 18th in the health professions
and related clinical services category for the number of
Asian Americans receiving bachelor’s degrees in those
fields; and 24th in the education category among that ethnic
group for master’s degrees.
While the university ranked in the
top 50 in many of the rankings’ degree categories
by minority group, it ranked especially high in the number
of degrees, both undergraduate
and graduate, awarded to Hispanics.
The university’s highest ranking
in the magazine’s report was third among all universities
in the study —for the number of master’s
degrees handed out to Hispanic students in the field of English
language, literature and letters. In that same category,
Dominguez Hills ranked seventh based on the total number
of minorities, which includes additional minority groups
not specified, receiving that degree. Among California institutions,
Dominguez Hills was second in awarding English degrees to
Hispanics and third when all minorities were considered.
Additionally, the university ranked 13th
in two other categories — for the number of bachelor’s
degrees in mathematics and statistics (sixth in California)
and for the number of graduate degrees in education handed
out to Hispanics (fifth in California). Dominguez Hills also
ranked 17th in the number of master’s degrees in education
conferred on the total number of minorities (fourth in California).
Other high rankings were 20th, 21st
and 29th for bachelor’s
degrees in the areas of business, management, marketing or
related services, health professions and related clinical
sciences, and English language and literature/letters, respectively,
conferred on Hispanics.
“CSU Dominguez Hills has long distinguished itself
by its graduation numbers for students of color,” says
Provost Allen Mori. “Our rich diversity provides a
context for student success because faculty, staff and administration
are committed to providing a learning environment that recognizes
students’ academic needs and capitalizes on their strengths.
We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments.”
For more information on the rankings visit http://www.diverseeducation.com/Top100DegreeProducers2007Undergraduate.asp and http://www.diverseeducation.com/Top100GraduateDegreeProducers2007.asp
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California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse,
urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the
Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on
its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment.
Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology,
business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs
include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure
studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is
the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts
world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.