July 13, 2006

Sacramento State in top third
nationally for diverse grads

Sacramento State is ranked 27th nationwide for the number of ethnically diverse students who earned baccalaureate degrees in 2004-05, according to the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. The article published June 1 looks at the top 100 undergraduate degree producers nationwide and Sacramento State ranks in top percentile. The magazine uses a U.S. Department of Education report to show there was a 5 percent annual increase nationwide in the number of minority students graduating with bachelor’s degrees from four-year colleges and universities.

More than half of Sacramento State’s 28,000 students are from ethnically diverse populations. In the last decade, the number of students from ethnic and racial groups has increased 65 percent nationwide, from 200,000 students in 1994-95 to 350,000 in 2004-05. Hispanic grads have seen the greatest increase, more than doubling in the last 10 years, from 54,000 to 100,000.

Sacramento State ranked 29th nationwide in the number of Hispanic students earning a four-year undergraduate degree. Asian Americans graduating with education and health degrees pushed Sacramento State to a national ranking of 19th.

Other highlights which show Sacramento State’s position in the top 100 national rankings include:

More information on Sacramento State graduates is available by contacting the Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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