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Cal State Fullerton is No. 1 in state for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics

The university is No. 5 nationwide.

BY Ben GibbsPublished: May 12, 2011 02:42 PM

Cal State Fullerton is No. 1 in California and No. 5 in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees conferred on Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's Top 100. The university has held onto the first or second spot in the state since 2005.

The institution's Class of 2010 included 1,680 Hispanic students who earned bachelor's degrees. Another 203 earned master's degrees – the publication ranked Cal State Fullerton 32nd in the nation for that figure.

Meanwhile, the institution also garnered high marks for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics in certain majors. Cal State Fullerton took the top spot nationally for communications, public administration and public service. And, the university came in third for parks-recreation-leisure and fitness; fourth in health services and sciences; sixth in business and marketing, and education; eighth in psychology; ninth in visual and performing arts; and 10th in homeland security.

In total, Hispanics make up 30 percent of the university's student population of about 35,000.

Hispanic Outlook compiled its report based on 2009-2010 figures from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

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