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Aug. 17, 2007


Dominguez Hills Ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s
Annual America’s Best Colleges

Carson, CA California State University, Dominguez Hills remains one of the most diverse universities in the west. Once again, U.S. News & World Report’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” ranking recognizes Dominguez Hills as being one of the most racially diverse universities in the West offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Dominguez Hills has received the ranking since the mid-1990s.

“Dominguez Hills is very proud to be one of the most diverse campuses in the West,” said Vice-Provost Jamie Dote-Kwan. “We are bringing together students from different backgrounds and different experiences who then share their perspective with each other both in and out of the classroom. This interaction broadens their educational experience and better prepares them to meet the challenges of a global workforce — as a university we represent the face of this global society.”

To determine its “Racial Diversity” category ranking, the magazine devised a 0.0 to 1.0 diversity index, with 1.0 being most diverse, that factored a university’s overall mix of major racial groups — American Indian, Native Alaskan, Asian American, Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanics and white. Dominguez Hills received a 0.70. The largest minority group on campus, according to the magazine’s findings, is Hispanic, at 39% of the student population. Four other universities, all in California, were listed in the “Racial Diversity: Universities-Master’s” ranking for the western region.

Dominguez Hills was also among 116 universities listed in the “Best Universities-Master’s” category for the West. Thirteen states comprise the West in the rankings.

“While being included is an accomplishment, there is always room for improvement,” Dote-Kwan said. “We strive to provide our students with a quality education experience and will continue to do so, but also seek new opportunities to strengthen what we do.”

Considered a major resource that college-bound individuals use to determine what university they want to attend, the annual rankings will be published in its Aug. 27 issue, on newsstands Aug. 20 and available online at www.usnews.com/colleges beginning today.

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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.

About U.S.News & World Report

Founded in 1933, the weekly national news magazine U.S.News & World Report is devoted to reporting and to analyzing national and international affairs, politics, business, health, science, technology and social trends. Through its annual editions of America's Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools, America's Best Hospitals, America’s Best Health Plans and America’s Best Leaders, as well as its News You Can Use® brand, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News website (www.usnews.com) extends that brand promise and delivers the best, most accurate information online, organized in an easily accessible way.

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Amy Jaick, ajaick@goodmanmedia.com
(212) 576-2700


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Cynthia Powell, pr@usnews.com
(202) 955-2136




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Last updated August 17, 2007, 12:17 p.m.
by Joanie Harmon