(Carson, CA) Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine has ranked California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) 48th in the nation for conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. This year, the university improved its ranking in all minority group categories that combine academic disciplines.
A respected magazine for reporting on diversity in higher education, Diverse publishes its Top 100 Degree Producers list each year, providing data-driven evidence related to college access in the United States among African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American student populations.
CSUDH has consistently appeared on the rankings, which provides a breakdown by minority group and by discipline. For the total number bachelor’s degrees conferred in all disciplines combined, the university ranked 23rd for Hispanics; 92nd for African Americans (the only public university in California to make the ranking in this category); and 95th for awarding bachelor’s degrees to Asian Americans.
CSUDH was also ranked 54th for master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, and 89th for master’s degrees conferred to all minority groups in all disciplines.
Diverse’s survey data derives from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System collected by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. The survey also found Hispanics continue to earn the most degrees among all minority groups. However, minority students are still underrepresented in higher education nationwide compared to their share of the U.S. population.