September 7, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 2



President Jolene Koester (seated, second from right) chats with students in informal session at Northridge, listed among the nation's top institutions for minority students.

Northridge Among Nation's Top Institutions for Minorities

National Magazines Give CSUN High Marks in Serving Students of Color

Cal State Northridge is 11th in the nation among institutions awarding bachelor's degrees to minority students in 2002-03, according to the June 3 issue of the "Black Issues in Higher Education" magazine, which rated colleges and universities on how well they serve students of color.

Northridge President Jolene Koester said university officials were honored to be recognized for their efforts in serving all of CSUN's students.

"Cal State Northridge is located in a vibrant and diverse community, and we are proud to be able to provide a quality education to all who are in it," Koester said.

In May, "Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education" ranked Northridge eighth in a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelor's degrees upon Hispanics.

In determining a university's standing, both magazines use information supplied by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

According to the rankings in "Black Issues," Northridge was seventh in the nation in bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics across all disciplines, 25th in bachelor's degrees awarded to Asian Americans and 53rd in bachelor's degrees awarded to American Indians.

CSUN ranked second in the nation in bachelor's degrees awarded Hispanics in social sciences; fifth in degrees to Asian Americans in education; fifth in bachelor's degrees awarded Hispanics in psychology; sixth in degrees awarded to Hispanics in area, ethnic, culture and gender studies; eighth in degrees to Hispanics in business, management, marketing and related support services; ninth in degrees to Hispanics in English, language and literature/letters; 12th in degrees to Hispanics in education; 13th in degrees to Hispanics in mathematics and statistics, and 16th in degrees to African Americans in area, ethnic, culture and gender studies.


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