|SFSU ranks 10th in awarding degrees to minorities|
June 27, 2003
San Francisco State University ranks 10th nationwide in awarding undergraduate degrees to minorities, according to a survey published earlier this month in Black Issues in Higher Education.
SFSU awarded 2,150 undergraduate degrees to minorities in the 2001-02 academic year, comprising 48 percent of its baccalaureate graduating class, according to the survey. SFSU ranked 11th nationwide in last year's survey.
SFSU consistently ranks high in the number of degrees awarded to Asian Americans, scoring seventh overall nationwide for undergraduate degrees.
are proud that San Francisco State University is consistently recognized
as one of the nation's top producers of minority graduates
in a wide range of disciplines," President Robert A. Corrigan said. "San
Francisco State's standings in the survey are the result not only
of the Bay Area's ethnic diversity, but also of our long tradition of
reaching out to ethnic communities, incorporating diversity into the
curriculum, and ensuring a welcoming, inclusive campus environment for
people of all backgrounds."
Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis conducted the 12th annual Top 100 Degree Producers survey using data from the 2001-02 academic year compiled by the U.S. Department of Education. Rankings are based on the numbers of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities at universities across the country. The survey was published in the June 5 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.
-- Matt Itelson
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