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CSUSB Named “Publisher's Pick” for Hispanic Students

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Hispanic Outlook in Education has named Cal State San Bernardino as one of its "Publisher's Picks" for the year 2003, a national list of colleges and universities that the publication regards as offering strong educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

Cal State San Bernardino was one of 19 CSU campuses chosen by the national publication, which bases its standings from data from the National Center for Education Statistics and from formal and informal inquiries. "The California State University is proud to be highlighted in Hispanic Outlook," said Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "We take seriously our responsibility to educate California's best and brightest students, and to provide them with the opportunity of a quality education and an excellent start in a fulfilling career."

"Hispanic Outlook In Education's selection of our campus recognizes our commitment to offer educational opportunities that enrich students and our surrounding communities," said Cal State San Bernardino President Albert Karnig. "We've worked hard to develop exceptional programs to benefit our students and Southern California."

With more than 30 percent of its 17,000 students being Hispanic, Cal State San Bernardino is a federally recognized Hispanic Serving Institution eligible for federal grants, funding and programs. The university also offers two concentrations and a minor in ethnic studies and in liberal studies in the areas of Chicano/Latino studies as an interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on language, history, politics, economics, education, immigration and the impact of Chicanos/Latinos in the United States for a broader appreciation of its contributions to modern day society.

The other CSU campuses mentioned in the list are Bakersfield, Chico, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo and Stanislaus. The CSU is one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the nation, with ethnic minorities forming more than half (53 percent) of its identified student body. Hispanics make up nearly a quarter of the total student population.

The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, more than 409,000 students and 44,000 faculty and staff. Since the system was created in 1961, it has awarded about 2 million degrees. The CSU is renowned for the quality of its teaching and for the job-ready graduates it produces. Its mission is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of the people of California.

With its commitment to excellence, diversity and innovation, the CSU is the university system that is working for California. See i. www.calstate.edu for more information.

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