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Cal State L.A. is Among
NationÂs Top in Awarding BachelorÂs
and MasterÂs Degrees to Hispanics
California State University, Los Angeles, ranked #6 on the Hispanic Outlook in Higher EducationÂs 11th annual ÂTop 100.Â Cal State L.A. continues to be among the highest ranked institutions in CALIFORNIA that conferred the most bachelorÂs degrees to Hispanics.
In awarding the most masterÂs degrees to Hispanics, Cal State L.A. is ranked #9, for the second consecutive year, among the top 100 colleges and universities in this annual ranking.
The ÂTop 100Â overview highlighted Cal State L.A. as a leader in awarding the most bachelorÂs degrees in public administration and education to Hispanics in California. Additionally, Cal State L.A. was listed as among the nationÂs top ten in awarding bachelorÂs degrees to Hispanics in the following academic programs: home economics, Hispanic studies, and protective services.
This national listing of colleges and universities is based on the latest report by the U.S. Department of EducationÂs National Center for Education Statistics (2003-2004).
Cal State L.A. is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, with 52.4 percent of the UniversityÂs students identifying themselves as Hispanic.
Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los AngelesÂ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 170,000 alumniÂwith a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds--reflect the cityÂs dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Among programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include a noted alternative energy technology initiative; an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab now under construction. www.calstatela.edu