Cal State Long Beach ranks high in graduating Hispanic students

Published September 13, 2019

Cal State Long Beach is again a national leader in the number of degrees awarded to Hispanic students according to new rankings published in Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine.

The campus has the 14th-largest Hispanic enrollment in the country among four-year institutions, and ranks No. 16 for degrees earned by Hispanics.

Hispanic Outlook also noted a number of individual programs where Cal State Long Beach excels in awarding degrees to Hispanic students:

No. 1 in Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

No. 3 in Communication and Media Studies

No. 3 in English Language and Literature/Letters

No. 3 in Philosophy and Religious Studies

No. 5 in Business Administration Management and Operations 

No. 7 in Parks Recreation Leisure and Fitness Studies

No. 8 in Social Sciences

No. 9 in Cultural Ethnic Minority Gender and Group Studies

No. 10 in Music

Cal State Long Beach also ranked third in the nation for the number of undergraduate physics degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to The American Physical Society.

As of the 2018-19 academic year, 42 percent of undergraduate students here identified as Hispanic, a testament of the school’s dedication to diversity and inclusivity.

“These rankings demonstrate our university’s commitment not only to Latinx students, but to students of all backgrounds. We strive to create a vibrant, inclusive environment in which all students can find success,” said President Jane Close Conoley. “It is central to who we are and we are so pleased that the data illustrate our dedication.”

Hispanic Outlook’s rankings are based on 2016-17 statistics from the U.S. Department of Education, the most recent academic year for which data are available.