Total SF State Degrees Granted By Ethnicity From 97/98 To 07/08

Here is a chart depicting the total (undergrad and grad) SF State degrees granted by ethnicity from the 97/98 college year to 07/08 college year. The ethnicity the most number of degrees was granted to was White Non-Latino, followed by Asian (Total) and Latino (Total). As you can see, there was an overall increase in the number of degrees granted, the only discrepancy being the drop in the number of degrees granted to White Non-Latino’s in the 99/00 college year (a drop of about 300 from the previous year). Outside of that, the overall depiction is of a steady increase in the number of degrees granted.

Historical Ethnicity of Degrees from 1998-2008

Trend of Ethnicity in SFSU from college year 97/98 to 07/08

SF State is a multi-culture campus. Students here have diffferent ethnic backgrounds.

The following chart shows the trend of ethnicity of SF State students in the latest 10 years.

Data source:  http://www.sfsu.edu/~ubp/pdfs/indicators/historical_ethnicity%201998-2008_degrees.pdf

As is shown in the chart,  several conclusions can be drawn:

  1. Among all the ethical groups, students from Asia accounts for the largest amount in these ten college years.
  2. Native Americans and The Pacific Islanders are always the two least amount from college year 97/98 to 07/08
  3. The amout of each ethnic groups increase slight in latest ten years.
  4. From 00/01 to 01/02, there was a obvious decline in the amout of  Total Asian, African American and Filipino.

Questions from the chart:

Why there was a decline in the amount of Total Asian, African American and Filipino from college year 00/01 to 01/02? What happened at that time?

Additional link: Ethnic Studies in SF State

Distribution of Binge Drinkers in SF


Alcohol is tightly nestled in our society. Many of us drink on a regular basis, especially when we’re out with friends. And while one glass of red wine might help fight heart-disease, few have the power to stop there. The incentive to drink is great. There’s always a new bar to check out, or beer to try, and before you know it you’re locked into a routine. Few seem bold enough to question a peers drinking habits, possibly for fear of reprimand. And it’s highly irregular to come across someone who abstains from alcohol altogether. We’re typically astonished, and ask “Why don’t you drink?” When the real question should be “Why do I drink?”

According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol use leads to the death of 2.5 million people annually. That’s greater than the death toll of HIV/AIDS, violence, or tuberculosis. Alcohol consumption is the cause of over 60 diseases, including a bevy of cancers, and it’s a component in over 200 other diseases. And although you may have heard this countless times before, alcohol takes a hefty societal toll. It instigates and perpetuates violence, drunk driving, and neglect.

High income countries have the highest rates of alcohol consumption. And worldwide, 11.5 percent of drinkers partake in weekly binges according to the Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011.

This bar graph shows the percentage of adults in SF who said they participated in binge drinking – five or more drinks on a single occasion for men and four or more drinks for women – sometime in the past year. Surprisingly, most binge drinkers are between the ages of 25 and 44. Still, college students are the second largest group, and the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption continue to be relevant in our alcohol soaked society. A good follow up story could examine which groups on campus are most suseptible to binge drinking. source: Health Matters