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minority students - Graduates celebrate at the Commencement ceremony for CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development, on May 20, 2019. Photo by Lee Choo.
Graduates celebrate at the Commencement ceremony for CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development, on May 20, 2019. Photo by Lee Choo.

 

California State University, Northridge ranks among the top 10 universities in the country that awards undergraduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.

CSUN ranked seventh in the nation among colleges and universities awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students. The magazine’s annual ranking of the “Top 100 Producers of Bachelor’s Degrees” appears in its Oct. 28 edition.

“The recognition we receive, highlights our commitment as a public institution to provide students from under represented communities access to higher education,” CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison said. “I am very delighted to see that CSUN continues to maintain its high ranking on this list.”

The magazine also ranked Northridge second in the nation for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in ethnic, cultural, gender and group studies; second in bachelor’s degrees awarded to total minorities combined in communications, journalism and marketing degrees.

In addition, CSUN ranked eighth in the nation for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Asian American students in public health.

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts nearly 370,000 alumni who fuel the region’s economy.

Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and nearly 12,000 jobs each year.

California State University, Long Beach placed No. 2 on the list of Top 100 Producers of Bachelor’s Degrees for 2018, while California State University, Fullerton ranked No. 4 and the University of California at Los Angeles No. 10.

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named CSUN an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, and the Wall Street Journal ranked CSUN second in the nation for the university’s diverse learning environment.

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