WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION COMMUNITY IS A
HOTBED OF HIGHER LEARNING. ATE GAMMON
What would Los Angeles be without a strong
foundation in the arts, marine research or
technology? Thanks to the robust higher
education community, we may never know the
answer to that question. The county is home to
a diverse roster of higher ed institutions, each
of which contributes in its own way to
economic and cultural growth.
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California State University, Los Angeles
The basics: Cal State LA currently educates more
than 28,600 students. The university features a
historical marker where Franciscan missionaries
in 1776 built the first settlement in what would
later become the city of Los Angeles.
Achievements: Approximately 82 percent of
students pursuing bachelor degrees are the first
in their families to attend college, and about 85
percent of them receive financial aid.
Unique program: The Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility recently became the
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California State University, Dominguez Hills
The Basics: Established in 1960, CSU Dominguez
Hills enrolls close to 15,000 students and graduates 3,000 into the workforce each year. The
university has a reputation for smaller class sizes
and a focused dedication to student success.
Achievements: Known for its excellence in teacher
education, nursing, psychology, business administration and digital media arts, CSUDH is also
a national leader in service learning and online
Unique program: The Center for Innovation in
STEM Education, which serves as a national
think tank to address disparities and opportunities in science, math, technology, engineering
and math education.