Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.84
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date May 26, 2022

STARS v2.2

California State University, Fullerton
IN-9: Diversity and Equity Recognition

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Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Stephanie Del Rosario
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Has the institution been formally recognized for leadership in diversity, equity, and/or inclusion during the previous three years by a national or international program? :

A brief description of the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:

During Fall 2021, Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) earned the prestigious 2021 Seal of Excelencia, which is granted to a small group of colleges and universities committed to accelerating Latinx student success.

CSUF is one of only 10 institutions in the nation to receive the three-year certification this year from Excelencia in Education, the nation’s authority in efforts related to Latinx student success.

In 2021, CSUF was ranked first in California and third in the nation for awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented students in all disciplines, according to rankings in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education's Top 100 Degree Producers List.

The university ranks fourth in the nation for undergraduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students in all disciplines, and fourth in the nation for master’s degrees to underrepresented students in communication disorders sciences and services.

High graduation rates and strong social mobility, low-cost tuition, and low debt for students propelled Cal State Fullerton to its No. 5 ranking for the 2021 “Best Bang for the Buck” in the Western United States, according to Washington Monthly. CSUF’s ranking is up from No. 16 on the magazine’s 2020 list.

Documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition:
Website URL where documentation affirming the diversity, equity, and/or inclusion recognition is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Seal of Excelencia

Cal State Fullerton Receives Prestigious Seal of Excelencia

CSUF is first in California for Undergraduate Degrees to Underrepresented Students

CSUF Jumps to Top 5 in the Nation for Social Mobility and Value

University Confers Record Number of Degrees to Underrepresented Students

Diverse: Top 100 Degree Producers

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