Diversity among Graduating Philosophy Students

The inclusive excellence initiative at Cal State Long Beach is now underway. Meanwhile, the Department of Philosophy has quietly been way out in front for quite some time.

Recent data from the U.S. Department of Education show that CSULB’s Department of Philosophy is not only in the top-100 departments in the United States in terms of overall number of philosophy degrees granted, but 6th best in the country for graduating students of color and 15th in the country in terms of the percentage of graduated female students of color (h/t to our colleague in the Department of Physics, Dr. Galen Pickett). In a discipline that’s moving toward greater diversification, we are proud to be the pipeline for students of color entering the profession.