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CSULB Makes Hispanic Outlook in Higher
Education magazine's "Top 25" List Again

Confirming its status as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, CSULB has again made Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine's "Top 25" list of universities that enroll the most Hispanic graduate students and award the most master's degrees to this underserved community.

The publication ranked CSULB ninth for the 2006-07 academic year for its overall enrollment of 1,192 Hispanic graduate students and 13th for conferring 276 master's degrees. Hispanics represented 21 percent of the 5,779 graduate students at CSULB last year and 18 percent of its awarded master's degrees.

"Cal State Long Beach is proud of its reputation of providing quality education to California's Latino community and other underrepresented groups as they continue to achieve economic, social and political gains in our communities," said CSULB President F. King Alexander. "This campus has made a concerted effort for years to reach out to K-12 students and their parents in this community to encourage college enrollment, and this survey further confirms our success."

CSULB enrolled 821 Hispanic women and 371 men in graduate programs last year, and it awarded 181 master's degrees to women and 95 to men.This reflects the survey's findings that Hispanic women far outpaced men at the graduate level across the nation.

Photo of graduates
Photo by Victoria Sanchez

At all levels last year — from freshman to graduate students — there were 8,862 Hispanic students enrolled at CSULB out of a student population of 35,574.That number has risen to 9,430 during the current academic year.

Across the United States, the publication's survey found that in 2006-07, from the freshmen to the graduate level, the top 100 universities with high Hispanic enrollments granted this group 59,568 bachelor's degrees, 18,057 master's degrees and 1,365 doctoral degrees.