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CSU Dominguez Hills One of Nation’s Top Universities Granting Degrees to Minorities
By Sentinel News Service
Published August 8, 2013

California State University, Dominguez Hills is recognized as one of 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 Undergraduate Degree Producers” published this month, CSU Dominguez Hills ranked 52nd nationally in total number of bachelor’s degrees and 85th in total number of master’s degrees awarded to minority students during academic year 2011-12, the year of the most current data reported to the U.S. Department of Education. In  2011-12, 1,639 minority students, representing 72 percent of the graduating class, earned their bachelor’s degrees from CSU Dominguez Hills. In addition, more than 50 percent of those receiving their master’s degrees that year were minority students (437).

CSU Dominguez Hills also ranked 53rd nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students and was a top-ranked university for undergraduate degrees granted to Hispanic and African American students:

•38th nationally for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students.

•First in California and 78th nationally for bachelor’s degrees conferred to African American students.

“I commend the perseverance of our inspirational students, many of whom come to us from under-resourced school districts and are first generation college students,” said University President Willie J. Hagan. “These numbers represent not only degrees achieved, but also dreams realized. CSU Dominguez Hills is focused on improving graduation rates for all students, and I applaud our outstanding faculty and staff for their dedication and commitment to our students.”

In addition to overall rankings, CSU Dominguez Hills was high on the list nationally in awarding bachelor’s degrees to minorities students in many academic disciplines, including the following top 50 rankings:

•           10th — Public administration

•           14th — Liberal arts

•           20th — Business administration

•           24th — Nursing

•           34th — History

•           36th — Health professions

•           39th — Psychology and Social sciences

•           44th — Marketing

•           50th — Communications

For a full list of rankings overall and by discipline, visit



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