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Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education has ranked California State University, San Bernardino No. 20 in bachelor’s degrees granted to Latinx students, and No. 8 in awarding English language and literature/letters degrees in its 2023 list of Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics.

In addition, CSUSB, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, was No. 35 in total enrollment among 4-year institutions and No. 53 in master’s degrees granted.

The magazine looks at those institutions that not only enroll the highest number of Hispanic/Latino students, but also the proportion of these students on a campus.

“This recognition by Hispanic Outlook reflects our commitment to providing exceptional educational opportunities for our students, many of whom are the first in their family to earn a college degree,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff and students, and highlights CSUSB’s role in helping our students define their future with an education that breaks down barriers and helps them to prosper in their chosen careers.”

Rafik Mohamed, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, echoed Morales, and added, “Our commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusiveness is at the heart of this achievement, and it speaks to the quality of education that we offer. It is an honor to be recognized for our dedication to students’ success, both in terms of total enrollment and in the quality of bachelor’s and master's degrees granted. It's a testament to our collective effort in ensuring our students thrive.”

Every year, Hispanic Outlook on Education features Top 100 lists to chart the national progress of Hispanics in higher education and to recognize the institutions that are committed to serving Hispanics’ educational needs. The lists, which appear in the magazine’s October 2023 issue, are compiled from the U.S. Department of Education’s database of completed higher education surveys from all 50 states.

The ranking by Hispanic Outlook comes on the heels of other prominent placings in national rankings, most notably being named No. 4 in social mobility U.S. News & World Report’s latest list. Social mobility measures how well schools graduated students who received federal Pell Grants – typically from households earning less than $50,000 annually. U.S. News published a distinct social mobility ranking for all ranked schools. In addition to the top ranking in social mobility, U.S. News ranked CSUSB at No. 27 – up from No. 31 last year – in its national Best Value Schools category. 

The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine is a top information news source and the sole Hispanic educational magazine for the higher education community, publishing 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.