California State University, Northridge ranks among the top 15 universities in the country that award undergraduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
The magazine’s annual ranking of the “Top 100 Producers of Bachelor’s Degrees” appears in its Aug. 23 edition.
“I am pleased to see the university maintain its high ranking on this list,” CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison said. “The recognition underscores our standing as one of the most diverse university campuses in the nation. The ranking illustrates our commitment to the success of all students by providing opportunity and access to students from traditionally underrepresented communities.”
CSUN ranked 11th in the nation among colleges and universities awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students.
The magazine also ranked CSUN second in the nation for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students in liberal arts and sciences; second in bachelor’s degrees awarded in psychology; fourth in degrees awarded in the social sciences; and fifth in all disciplines combined. In addition, CSUN ranked second in awarding bachelor’s degrees in marketing to Asian-American students.
CSUN has nearly 40,000 students, 48 percent of whom are Hispanic, and offers 69 bachelor’s and 57 master’s degrees, 28 teaching credential programs and two doctoral degree programs. CollegeNET named CSUN a Social Mobility Innovator for its transformative effect on students and the region, and The Wall Street Journal ranked CSUN second in the nation for the university’s diverse learning environment.