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Matt Itelson
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Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

National survey also lists SFSU second in education degrees awarded to Asian Americans

SAN FRANCISCO, July 3, 2002 -- San Francisco State University is ranked 11th nationwide in awarding undergraduate degrees to minorities, according to a survey published in the most recent issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.

SFSU awarded 1,875 undergraduate degrees to minorities in the 2000-2001 academic year, comprising 45.8 percent of its baccalaureate graduating class, according to the survey. SFSU was ranked 13th nationwide in last year's survey.

The University is ranked consistently high in the number of degrees awarded to Asian Americans, scoring ninth overall nationwide for undergraduate degrees and 19th overall nationwide for master's degrees. The survey also reports that SFSU awards more undergraduate education degrees to Asian Americans than any other school in the nation except University of Hawaii-Manoa.

SFSU is also ranked third nationwide in awarding undergraduate business degrees to Asian Americans, tied for sixth with UC Davis and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in undergraduate English degrees to Asian Americans, and seventh in undergraduate psychology degrees to Asian Americans. In addition, the University is ranked second in master's degrees in English to Hispanics and 15th in undergraduate psychology degrees to Hispanics.

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis conducted the 11th annual Top 100 Degree Producers survey using data from the 2000-2001 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 20 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education.

One of the largest campuses in the CSU system, SFSU was founded in 1899 and today is a highly diverse, comprehensive, public and urban university.

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