September 9, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 2

CSUN Ranks Among Top Universities for Minority Students

Northridge Listed as 13th in Nation for Awarding Bachelor's Degrees to Minority Students

Cal State Northridge ranks 13th among the nation's colleges and universities in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students, according to the latest statistics compiled by the magazine Black Issues in Higher Education.

The magazine's June 20 issue ranked the nation's colleges and universities on how well they serve students of color. The ranking were based on 2000-2001 graduation data reported by colleges and universities to the U.S. Department of Education.

During 2000-2001, CSUN awarded a total of 1,789 bachelor's degrees to students of color, 707 to men and 1,082 to women. That accounted for nearly 41 percent of the university's graduates that year. The prior year in 1999-2000, CSUN had ranked 20th in the nation in bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students.

"We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in serving a diverse community," said Louanne Kennedy, CSUN's provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Cal State Northridge is proud to be able to provide a quality educational experience for everyone."

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine, in its latest report in May, ranked Cal State Northridge 11th in a national list of colleges and universities based on the most bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

According to the Black Issues rankings, Northridge was 10th in the nation in bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics across all disciplines, 27th in degrees awarded to Asian Americans, 43rd in degrees awarded to American Indians and 108th in degrees awarded across all disciplines to African Americans.

CSUN's other Black Issues national rankings included:

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