Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has listed Cal State San Bernardino among the top 100 colleges and universities for Hispanics in the nation in three categories – total enrollment, the awarding of bachelor’s degrees and awarding of master’s degrees, according to the magazine’s latest rankings.
The listings, which appear in the magazine’s October 2020 issue, are from surveys from the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
“The rankings show Cal State San Bernardino’s commitment to the success of our students, many of whom are the first in the families to attend a four-year college or university,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “It is especially gratifying to once again be named among the top universities for Hispanics and it is a credit to our amazing and exceptional faculty and staff who offer challenging and groundbreaking academic programs.”
Cal State San Bernardino was ranked No. 23 in 2018-2019 total enrollment. The university had a Hispanic enrollment of 12,663 or 63 percent out of a total university enrollment of 20,238. The number of Latino students was listed as 4,541 and Latina students at 8,122.
In 2019 grand total bachelor’s degrees awarded, CSUSB was ranked as No. 13. The university awarded a total of 4,252 bachelor’s degrees with Hispanics receiving 2,530 or 60 percent. The number of Latino students with bachelor’s degrees was listed at 880 and with Latina students at 1,650.
In 2019 grand total master’s degrees awarded, CSUSB was listed at No. 42. The university awarded a total of 763 master’s degrees, with Hispanics receiving 329 or 43 percent. The number of Latino students with master’s degrees was listed at 85 and with Latina students at 244.
The federal government has recognized Cal State San Bernardino as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, which is defined as a nonprofit college, university or system/district that has at least a 25 percent Hispanic full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment, according to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). There are more than 523 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the United States, according to HACU.
The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine is a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, serving since 1990. The magazine covers events, news and ongoing trends that affect multicultural institutions of the 21st century. For more information, visit the Hispanic Outlook website.