Campus: San Francisco State University -- July 2, 2004

SFSU Ranked No. 1 Nationwide In Asian American Business Graduates

San Francisco State University awards more undergraduate business degrees to Asian Americans than any other institution in the United States, according to a national survey published in a recent issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.

SFSU awarded 634 baccalaureate degrees in business management and administration services to Asian Americans in 2002-2003, according to the Top 100 Degree Producers survey. In recent years, the University consistently ranked second in this category.

"San Francisco State University takes great pride in leading the nation in conferral of business degrees to Asian Americans, as well as conferring thousands more each year to minority graduates in many areas of study," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "These rankings reflect the University's commitment to reach out to the Bay Area's diverse population and our impact on business communities throughout San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the Pacific Rim."

SFSU consistently ranks high in the number of degrees awarded to Asian Americans, scoring ninth overall nationwide for all undergraduate degrees.

The survey also ranked SFSU 13th nationwide in awarding baccalaureate degrees to all minorities. The University awarded 2,085 baccalaureate degrees to minorities in the 2002-2003 academic year, comprising 46 percent of its graduating class.

Other SFSU highlights from the survey include:

  • more undergraduate education degrees awarded to Asian Americans than any other school in the nation except University of Hawaii, Manoa;


  • ranked eighth in ethnic, culture and gender studies undergraduate degrees awarded to all minority groups;


  • ranked ninth in undergraduate business degrees awarded to all minority groups;


  • ranked sixth in all undergraduate degrees awarded to Asian Americans.
Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis conducted the 13th annual Top 100 Degree Producers survey using data from the 2002-2003 academic year compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. Rankings are based on the numbers of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities at universities across the country. The survey was published in the June 3 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.

Contact: Matt Itelson (415) 338-1743; (415) 338-1665; matti@sfsu.edu


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