|Cal Poly Pomona ranks 24th in the United States among four-year colleges for awarding bachelor?s degrees to Hispanic students, according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.|
Cal Poly Pomona ranks among the nation's top colleges and universities for granting degrees to Hispanics, according to the May 2004 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.
The university placed 24th in the United States among four-year colleges for awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanic students, based on 2002 information gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics. Cal Poly Pomona was one of 18 California State University campuses listed in the Top 100. All were leaders in granting bachelor's degrees and 11 were leaders in granting master's degrees.
Cal Poly Pomona's 2002-03 graduating class included 3,008 bachelor's degree recipients, of which 642 — or 21.3 percent — were Hispanic, according to a report by Academic Resources and Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning.
CSU campuses consistently rank high in Hispanic Outlook's annual listing. Campuses listed in the Top 100 for bachelor's degrees are Cal State L.A. (3rd), CSU Fullerton (6th), San Diego State University (7th), Cal State Northridge (8th), Cal State Long Beach (10th), Fresno State (14th), Cal State San Bernardino (22nd), Cal Poly Pomona (24th), CSU Dominguez Hills (26th), San Jose State University (27th), CSU Sacramento (32nd), San Francisco State University (34th), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (42nd), Cal State Bakersfield (63rd), CSU Stanislaus (69th), Cal State Hayward (73rd), CSU Chico (74th) and Cal State San Marcos (100th).
Campuses listed in the Top 100 master's degrees are Cal State L.A. (9th), San Diego State University (16th), Cal State Long Beach (21st), Cal State Fullerton (23rd), San Jose State University (28th), Cal State San Bernardino (30th), Fresno State (38th), CSU Dominguez Hills (40th), Cal State Northridge (46th), San Francisco State University (53rd) and CSU Sacramento (59th).
“The CSU is the most diverse university system in the nation, with 53 percent students of color, more than twice the national average for four-year public universities,” says CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “We are proud that we are the university of choice for so many talented and bright Hispanic students. They truly enrich CSU's academic environment.”