SF State named a top college for minority graduates

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2013 -- San Francisco State University was ranked among the top universities in the country for awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students. In a report published by Diverse Issues in Higher Education SF State was ranked 19th nationally, having awarded 2,894 degrees to minority students during the 2011-12 academic year.

In addition to a spot in the top twenty, SF State was also ranked a top college for Asian American, Hispanic, and American Indian students. The University ranked:

·      11th for awarding undergraduate degrees to Asian Americans

·      36th for awarding undergraduate degrees to Hispanics

·      55th for awarding undergraduate degrees to American Indians

Providing access to a highly diverse student body is an important part of SF State’s mission. Nearly 70 percent of SF State students identify as a minority or mixed race, while close to 35 percent of faculty and staff are minorities.

The rankings are based on graduation data from the 2010-11 academic year and were published in the July 4 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education. More information about these rankings can be found at: http://diverseeducation.com/top100/


SF State is the only master's level public university serving the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin. The university enrolls more than 30,000 students each year. With nationally acclaimed programs in a range of fields -- from creative writing, cinema and biology to history, broadcast and electronic communications arts, theatre arts and ethnic studies -- the University's more than 219,000 graduates have contributed to the economic cultural and civic fabric of San Francisco and beyond.