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CSULB a top producer of degrees awarded to Hispanic students

Published October 13, 2021

Cal State Long Beach is ranked No. 7 in the nation for awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s annual “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” issue. The Beach is No. 13 nationally in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanic students. 

To determine their rankings, the publication used federal enrollment data from the 2019-20 academic year, during which CSULB awarded 3,606 bachelor's degrees, 618 master’s degrees, and 14 doctoral degrees to Hispanic students — a total of 4,238 degrees.

CSULB is consistently one of the top 10 producers of bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics in the country.  The Beach is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, with more than 46% of CSULB’s student population identifying as Hispanic. 

Hispanic Outlook also issued a series of rankings for degrees awarded to Hispanic students by major. The Beach ranks: 

  • No. 1 in family and consumer sciences/human sciences degrees 
  • No. 2 in visual and performing arts degrees 
  • No. 5 in English language and literature/letters degrees
  • No. 6 in philosophy and religious studies degrees
  • No. 7 in ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies
  • No. 7 in communication, journalism and related programs 
  • No. 8 in engineering  
  • No. 10 in parks, recreation, leisure, fitness and kinesiology

In other recent rankings, The Beach was named the No. 2 master’s-level university in the country.

The Beach was also ranked No. 1 for best value in the Western United States.