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Campus is a top destination for minority students

July 9, 2007

Photo of Diverse Issues in Higher Education May Issue CoverSF State is one of the nation's top destinations for minority students, according to a survey by Diverse Issues in Higher Education published in the magazine's May 31, 2007 issue.

The University ranks 16th nationwide among all colleges and universities in awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students, based on graduation data for the 2005-2006 academic year compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.

SF State ranks even higher as a destination for Asian American undergraduates -- the University holds the No. 10 spot nationwide.

"The San Francisco State University community is exceptionally proud of the range of opinions, ethnic backgrounds and experiences that our students, faculty and staff bring to this exciting academic community," SF State President Robert A. Corrigan said. "The broad diversity of the campus creates a rich learning environment and prepares students well for succeeding in a global economy."

According to the report, more Asian Americans earn education baccalaureates at SF State
than at any other mainland university. SF State ranks second in that category, behind only the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Business, health professions and liberal arts programs at SF State also rank high for number of Asian American graduates:

• sixth in health professions and related clinical sciences degrees;
• sixth in business management, marketing and related support services;
• eighth in psychology;
• eighth in ethnic, cultural and gender studies;
• eighth in English degrees.

-- Ellen Griffin




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