(Carson, CA) Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine has ranked California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) 51st in the nation for conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students.
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 break down by minority group and by discipline. For 2018, CSUDH was 30th for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in all disciplines; 63rd in conferring master’s degrees to Hispanics; and 98th in awarding African Americans bachelor’s degrees, both in all disciplines combined, the only university in California to make that list.
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 that the total number of college degrees to minority students increased by more than 58,000 degrees from 2015-16 to 2016-17, and that Hispanics continue to earn the most degrees among all minority groups. However, minority students are still underrepresented in higher education compared to their share of the U.S. population.