University Recognition
and Awards

National Rankings

CSU Dominguez Hills has been garnering attention with impressive rankings that put the university among the nation’s top universities for diversity and community engagement. The university's online and distance learning programs also rank high for quality and affordability. To get an unbiased opinion and see how CSU Dominguez Hills compares to other colleges and universities, take a look at some of our recent national rankings.


Presidential Award for Community Service

CSU Dominguez Hills was selected for the Presidential Award in the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Given to only four institutions, the Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. This was the fifth straight year CSU Dominguez Hills has been recognized for its commitment to the community and the hours it gives to schools and nonprofits.

Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education

CSUDH is one of only thirteen California institutions to receive the Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education in 2015. The campus was awarded $3 million. The award goes to colleges and universities for implementing creative techniques that improve educational outcomes and have the potential to be replicated at other institutions.

Award Programs

California State University, Dominguez Hills recognizes the importance of honoring accomplished faculty, staff, students, and community leaders and organizations for significant contributions and achievements that benefit the campus.

Faculty Awards of Excellence

California State University, Dominguez Hills hosts an annual Faculty Awards Reception to honor years of service as well as faculty excellence with the presentation of the Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award, the Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, Excellence in Service Award, and the Presidential Outstanding Service Award. [more…]

Staff and Management Awards

Recognizing the vital role staff play in the success of the university, California State University, Dominguez Hills annually recognizes three specific staff members who have gone above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to improve our campus community. The awards are presented at the annual Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony that also recognizes staff’s years of service to the university. [more…]

Student Awards

Community Awards