August 25, 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 1



California State University, Northridge, is rated 14th in a nationwide
ranking of the top colleges for students of color.

University Ranked Among Best Colleges for Minorities

Selection Based on U.S. Department of Education Tally of Undergraduate Degrees Awarded in 2001­2002

Cal State Northridge has been rated 14th in the nation in "Black Issues in Higher Educationıs" annual ranking of the top 100 colleges for minority students.

The magazineıs June 5 issue is dedicated to ranking the nationıs colleges and universities on how well they serve students of color based on data provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Cal State Northridge ranked 14th in the nation in the total baccalaureate degrees conferred to minorities in the academic year 2001­2002. CSUN awarded a total of 1,958 bachelorıs degrees to students of color, 732 to men and 1,226 to women. That accounted for 41 percent of the universityıs undergraduate degrees that year.

"Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education" recently ranked Cal State Northridge 10th in a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelorıs degrees upon Hispanics, using information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

According to "Black Issues," Northridge was eighth in the nation in bachelorıs degrees awarded to Hispanics, 28th in degrees awarded to Asian Americans, 73rd in degrees awarded to American Indians, and 90th in degrees awarded to African Americans.

In area/ethnic studies, the university ranked second in the nation in bachelorıs degrees awarded to African Americans, fifth in the nation in bachelorıs degrees awarded to Hispanics, and fifth in the nation in bachelorıs degrees to minorities overall.

CSUN was seventh in the nation in the number of bachelorıs degrees awarded to minorities in education, 12th in degrees awarded minorities in the social sciences and history, 25th in degrees awarded to minorities in business, and 26th in degrees awarded to minorities in mathematics.

Northridge was third in the nation in bachelorıs degrees in social sciences and history, ninth in education, 12th in English language and letters, 16th in business and 20th in mathematics in bachelorıs degrees awarded to Hispanics.

CSUN also ranked fifth in the nation in bachelorıs degrees in education awarded to Asian Americans.


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