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CSUSM receives Top 100 ranking in 10 disciplines for graduating minorities

Press Release | By Eric Breier

San Marcos, CA – California State University San Marcos has been named a Top 100 university by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine for graduating minorities in 10 different disciplines.

Diverse’s “Top 100 Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Producers” issue was released today. Of the more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the country, CSUSM ranks within the top 100 for graduating minorities with various degrees in the following disciplines:

  • All Disciplines Combined
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Social Sciences

In May, CSUSM conferred nearly 3,200 degrees and credentials, and 35 percent were from historically underrepresented backgrounds and 55 percent were first in their family to earn a four-year degree. Both were the highest percentages in CSUSM’s history.

CSUSM received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine in 2014 and 2015. The University has a number of on-campus social justice centers that continue to provide safe spaces for dialogue and community building, including: the Latino/Latina Center, the LGBTQ Pride Center, the Cross-Cultural Center, the Gender Equity Center, the Veterans Center and the ACE Scholars Services Center. Additionally, CSUSM will open its Black Student Center during the 2016-17 academic year.

Diverse magazine serves as a source of news, information and commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education. With more than 30 years of experience covering education, Diverse is the only news magazine focusing solely on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education.

Visit for more information about the Diverse: Issues In Higher Education “Top 100 Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Producers” issue.

About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 26-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 14,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.