Recent Diversity Rankings
“San Diego State should stand up and take a bow. The university is doing a great job of recruiting, retaining and graduating Hispanics. It is clearly a vital part of the education pipeline.”
-- Adalyn Hixson, editor, The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
San Diego State University is dedicated to ensuring equal access to higher education for students of all backgrounds. SDSU’s diversity-related achievements and programs include:
- SDSU ranks No. 25 in the nation for racial diversity – U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges 2011.
- SDSU ranks No. 13 in the nation for bachelor’s degrees awarded to minorities, according to the June 2011 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education, which listed the top 100 colleges and universities for minorities.
- SDSU also ranked No. 49 nationwide for master’s degrees awarded to minorities.
- SDSU is No. 7 in the nation and No. 2 in California for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, according to the May 2011 issue of Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, which listed the top 100 colleges and universities for Hispanics.
- SDSU ranks No. 21 in the nation for graduate schools enrolling Hispanics. – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, April 2010.
- SDSU ranks as 5 of 5 Stars for LGBT Friendly Campuses nationwide, according to CampusPride.org, July 2010 and 2011.
- SDSU ranks in the top 200 Colleges for Native Americans, according to Winds of Change magazine 2011-2012
- Graduation rates for ethnically diverse students are up from 33 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2010—exceeding the rate of increase by students as a whole.
- SDSU is recognized as on of the nations top employers for women by Professional Women's Magazine 2010-2011