Fourteen California State University campuses are among Black Issues in Higher Education's "Top 100,"a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelor's degrees to minority students in 1999-2000, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education.

The CSU campuses in the "Top 100" are: CSU Fullerton (7), San Jose State University (8), CSU Long Beach (9), San Diego State University (10), CSU Los Angeles (11), San Francisco State University (13), CSU Northridge (20), Cal Poly Pomona (21), CSU Sacramento (33), CSU Fresno (37), CSU Dominguez Hills (39), CSU Hayward (42), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (55), and CSU San Bernardino (58).

Minority student categories include Black, non-Hispanic; American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; and Hispanic.

Furthermore, out of 110 colleges and universities divided into racial categories, the highest ranking CSU Campuses were: San Diego placed fifth among the nation to award the most degrees to Hispanic students; San Jose placed sixth in awarding Asian American students baccalaureate degrees; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ranked 18th in awarding degrees to American Indian students; and Dominguez Hills ranked 38th in awarding baccalaureate degrees to African American students.

Outstanding top rankings also include Los Angeles, placing first in awarding education degrees to minority students. Fullerton placed second in awarding communication degrees and third place in awarding business management and administration services degrees. San Jose placed third in awarding engineering degrees and Long Beach placed third in awarding English language, literature and letters degrees.

The CSU is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation with minority enrollment at 53 percent, more than twice the national average for four-year public universities. In fact, seven of the nation's top 20 universities in number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities are CSU institutions.

The CSU is the largest four-year university system in the country. More than 41,500 faculty and staff teach and serve more than 370,000 students on 23 CSU campuses and six off-campus centers extending from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the south. Annually, about half the bachelor's degrees and a third of the master's degrees awarded in California are from the CSU.

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Last Updated: July 03, 2001

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