CSU Stanislaus rates high nationally for diversity of degree recipients

California State University, Stanislaus is among the national leaders in the diversity of students who earn degrees.

As a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than 25 percent of students of Latino heritage, CSU Stanislaus has distinguished itself for the success Hispanic students have experienced in earning degrees. The national magazines “Diverse Issues in Higher Education” and “The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education” recently rated the University in their “Top 100” listings for the number of Hispanic students receiving degrees, based on the latest statistics from 2006-07.

“California State University, Stanislaus takes pride in being recognized for its continuing commitment to student diversity,” University President Hamid Shirvani said. “I commend our faculty and staff for providing students who come from a diverse population with high quality programs that enable them to succeed academically as well as after graduation.”  

In addition to ranking CSU Stanislaus in its Top 100 based on degrees awarded to minorities, “Diverse Issues in Education” rated CSU Stanislaus high in a number of academic categories. At the undergraduate level, the magazine placed CSU Stanislaus 22nd for Hispanic graduates receiving degrees in mathematics where 36 percent of the University’s degree recipients in that discipline are of Hispanic descent.

Earning high marks at the graduate level was the English language and literature master’s degree program where 33 percent of the graduates in that discipline accounted for the number 19 ranking in the nation for Hispanic degree recipients. That master’s degree program also ranked 36th for total ethnic minority graduates who totaled 58 percent of the English language and literature degree recipients.

“The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education” included CSU Stanislaus in its “Top 100” rankings for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics for the 12th straight year. The University ranks 68th in the country with Hispanics having received 339 degrees, 23 percent of total degrees awarded.