CSULB ranked among top universities for Hispanics, recognized as HSI Leader

Published October 11, 2022

Cal State Long Beach is ranked among the top universities for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Outlook on Education’s “Top 100” listing released today, in addition to being recognized as a Fulbright Hispanic-Serving Institution Leader by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Hispanic Outlook on Education’s “Top 100” issue ranks The Beach as No. 6 in the nation for granting bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, No. 15 in granting master’s degrees, as well as having the 20th largest Hispanic enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year. Hispanic students make up more than 46% of the student body at Cal State Long Beach. 

In awarding degrees to Hispanic students based on academic major, The Beach also ranks: 

  • No. 1 in Family and Consumer Sciences  
  • No. 2 in Visual and Performing Arts 
  • No. 3 in English and Literature  

The rankings are based on the National Center for Education Statistics database for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

“We are honored by ‘Hispanic Outlook’s’ recognition of our efforts to meet the needs of our diverse student body,” said CSULB President Jane Close Conoley. “These rankings highlight our efforts and affirm our work to make student success and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion critical elements of our educational mission. Our goal is for every CSULB student to feel supported – from their first day of classes through graduation. I am proud that our campus community is responsive to students’ needs and is focused on their success  – in every way.” 

The “Fulbright HSI Leader” designation, received for the second year in a row also today, recognizes The Beach’s success in helping students and faculty to benefit from a variety of Fulbright opportunities in the 2021-22 academic year, which includes hosting Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence and Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants.  

This achievement comes as The Beach was recently recognized as an Equity Champion of Higher Education and a CSU Equity Champion for Black and Hispanic Latinx students, for its work in advancing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program, ensuring the next generation of Black and Hispanic/Latinx college-aged students in California have the chance to attend and succeed in college. 

CSULB recently launched its No Barriers Campaign, the largest and most ambitious fundraising efforts in the university’s 73-year history. A key theme of No Barriers is advancing student empowerment and equity.