Cal Poly Pomona Among Nation's Top in Awarding Bachelor's Degrees to Hispanics


Cal Poly Pomona Among Nation's Top in Awarding Bachelor's Degrees to Hispanics
Cal Poly Pomona ranks among the nation's top colleges and universities for granting degrees to Hispanics.

Cal Poly Pomona ranks among the nation's top colleges and universities for granting degrees to Hispanics, according to the May 2005 edition of The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education.

The university placed 22nd in the United States among four-year colleges for awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanic students, based on 2003-04 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 12 were leaders in granting master's degrees.

Cal Poly Pomona's 2003 graduating class included 3,304 bachelor's degree recipients, of which 683  or 20.6 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 Fullerton (5th), Cal State L.A. (6th), Cal State Northridge (7th), San Diego State University (9th), Cal State Long Beach (10th), Fresno State (17th), Cal State San Bernardino (21st), Cal Poly Pomona (22nd), CSU Dominguez Hills (27th), San Jose State University (33rd), CSU Sacramento (39th), San Francisco State University (40th), Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (49th), Cal State Bakersfield (65th), CSU Stanislaus (68th), CSU Chico (77th), CSU East Bay (82nd) and Cal State San Marcos (93rd).

Campuses listed in the Top 100 master's degrees are Cal State L.A. (9th), CSU Dominguez Hills (21st), San Diego State University (25th), Cal State Long Beach (26th), San Jose State University (30th), Cal State Fullerton (35th), Cal State Northridge (39th), Cal State San Bernardino (44th), San Francisco State University (49th), Fresno State (53rd), CSU Sacramento (66th) and Cal State Bakersfield (94th).

In addition, Hispanic Outlook recognized Cal Poly Pomona in its May 2004 issue as No. 1 in the country for awarding the most bachelor's degrees in architecture to Hispanics.