Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Ranks CSUN Third-Most Diverse Learning Environment in the Nation

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CSUN is the third-most diverse learning environment in the nation, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2022.

The university’s No. 3 ranking was based on several key factors, such as student inclusion, the proportion of international students, and efforts made to attract a diverse student population and faculty.

According to CSUN’s Office of Institutional Research, more than 59 percent of the student body are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, and international students make up about 3 percent of CSUN’s student population. Around 43 percent of tenured or tenure-track faculty and staff are non-white.

The WSJ/THE rankings arrived on the heels of CSUN’s ranking as No. 2 in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, by the Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine. The magazine ranks colleges and universities annually to track the national progress of Hispanic students in higher education and to recognize the institutions that are committed to serving their educational needs.

This is the sixth consecutive year that CSUN has ranked in the top three in The WSJ/THE’s most diverse learning environment category.