SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY among top 20 colleges and universities attracking minority students

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A new survey reports that San Francisco State University (SFSU) ranks among the top 20 U.S. colleges and universities when it comes to attracting minority students.

The university 16th among all colleges and universities in awarding undergraduate degrees to minority students, according to results published in the May 31 issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Learning, the university reported.

Results from the survey were taken from U.S. Department of Education statistics compiled from graduation data for the 2005-2006 academic year, officials reported.

SFSU also ranked 10th as a destination for Asian American undergraduates, with the university awards more baccalaureate degrees than any other U.S. university other than the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

SFSU reportedly awarded 2,334 degrees to minority students during the 2005-2006 school year, representing 47 percent of the graduating class.

Annually, SFSU enrolls around 29,000 students and graduates around 7,000, the university reported.

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