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Vol 58 No. 2 : February, 2006
Vol 58 No. 2 : February, 2006
Hispanic Growth

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education recently named CSULB among its “Publisher’s Picks,” an annual national list of colleges and universities that the publication sees as having solid records in recruiting, enabling, and graduating Hispanic students.

In fall 2005, there were more than 8,500 Hispanic students enrolled at CSULB, making up about 25 percent of the university’s overall headcount enrollment of 34,547. It is the highest enrollment of Hispanic students the campus has had over the last five years.

In all, 19 California State University (CSU) campuses were named to this year’s list, reflecting the CSU’s continuing commitment to educate the best of California’s students. The standings are based upon formal and informal inquires as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

“The California State University is proud to be highlighted in Hispanic Outlook,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “Our responsibility is to provide access to California’s best and brightest students, and to provide them with the opportunity of a quality education and an excellent start in a fulfilling career. The California State University is the gateway to success for many of these first-generation college-goers.”

Aside from CSULB, the CSU campuses included were Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, and Stanislaus. The four CSU campuses not listed include smaller, specialized, and rural campuses that lack substantial local Hispanic populations, so they do not hit the “radar” of the magazine.

The CSU is the most diverse higher education institution in the nation, with ethnic minorities making up more than half (55 percent) of its identified student body. Hispanics make up about 21 percent of the total CSU student population. In 2004, The CSU conferred 57 percent of the state’s bachelor’s degrees earned by Hispanics.eft paragraph begins here

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