Hispanic Outlook names 19 CSU Campuses as Publisher's Picks

Contact: Clara Potes-Fellow, 562-951-4806, cpotes-fellow@calstate.edu

(December 16, 2003) – Reflecting the California State University's continuing commitment to educate the best of California's students, 19 CSU campuses have been named as 2003 "Publisher's Picks" by Hispanic Outlook In Higher Education. The Publisher's Picks is a national list of colleges and universities that the publication regards as offering strong educational opportunities for Hispanic students. The standings are based upon formal and informal inquires as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

The CSU campuses included are located at Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Stanislaus. The four CSU campuses not listed include smaller, specialized, and rural campuses that lack substantial local Hispanic populations, so they do not hit the “radar” of the magazine.

The CSU is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation, with ethnic minorities forming more than half (53 percent) of its identified student body. Hispanics make up nearly a quarter of the total student population.

"The California State University is proud to be highlighted in Hispanic Outlook," said Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "We take seriously our responsibility to educate California's best and brightest students, and to provide them with the opportunity of a quality education and an excellent start in a fulfilling career."

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, more than 409,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California. With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See www.calstate.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: December 16, 2003

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