Hispanic Outlook Names Cal Poly Pomona as Publisher?s Picks

Reflecting the California State University's continuing commitment to educate the best of California's students, 19 CSU campuses, including Cal Poly Pomona, have been named as 2003 “Publisher's Picks” by Hispanic Outlook In Higher Education.

The Publisher's Picks is a national list of colleges and universities that the publication regards as offering strong educational opportunities for Hispanic students. The standings are based upon formal and informal inquires as well as data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

In Fall 2003, approximately 4,715 students, or 27.9 percent of the student population, enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona were Hispanic, according to a report by Academic Resources and Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning.

In addition to Cal Poly Pomona, the CSU campuses included are located at Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, and Stanislaus. The four CSU campuses not listed include smaller, specialized, and rural campuses that lack substantial local Hispanic populations, so they do not hit the “radar” of the magazine.

The CSU is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation, with ethnic minorities forming more than half (53 percent) of its identified student body. Hispanics make up nearly a quarter of the total student population.

“The California State University is proud to be highlighted in Hispanic Outlook,” says Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “We take seriously our responsibility to educate California's best and brightest students, and to provide them with the opportunity of a quality education and an excellent start in a fulfilling career.”