California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the nation’s top 100 universities granting undergraduate and graduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
In the magazine’s “Top 100 Degree Producers” report published this month, CSU Dominguez Hills ranked 47th nationally in total number of bachelor’s degrees and 88th in total number of master’s degrees awarded to minority students during 2012-13, the academic year for which the magazine had data as reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
The university also ranked in the Top 100 in several minority groups for bachelor’s degrees awarded, including to Hispanics (35th), African Americans (86th) and Asian Americans (100th). Of note, CSU Dominguez Hills was the top university in California for bachelor’s degrees conferred to African American students. Seventeen percent (or 434 students) of the Class of 2013 were African American.
In the master’s degree ranking by minority group, CSU Dominguez Hills ranked 57th nationally for degrees conferred to Hispanic students and 92nd for degrees conferred to Asian American students.
In 2012-13, 1,872 minority students, representing 75 percent of the graduating class, earned their bachelor’s degrees from CSU Dominguez Hills, and 437 minority students earned their master’s degrees, more than 50 percent of graduate students that year.
“It makes us proud that year-after-year Cal State Dominguez Hills ranks high for opening the doors to higher education to a more diverse population,” said University President Willie J. Hagan. “Our faculty and staff are distinguished for incorporating powerful approaches to teaching and learning that nurture academic excellence for our students from all economic, social, demographic and cultural backgrounds. This university is where diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefit our students and the workforce.”
CSU Dominguez Hills also ranked high in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students in many academic disciplines. For a complete listing, visit www.diverseeducation.com/top100.