CSUSB Ranked Among Top 10 Universities in the West

Cal State San Bernardino considered "Best Bang for the Buck" in Washington Monthly ranking

Published on LatinoLA: May 15, 2015

CSUSB Ranked Among Top 10 Universities in the West

Cal State San Bernardino has been ranked among the top 10 universities in the West considered "Best Bang for the Buck" in a Washington Monthly survey that looked at 233 colleges and universities.

The rankings came from the Washington Monthly's "The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You." The rankings evaluated which of those schools in the West are the best value based on the cost of tuition, the number of students who graduate, and whether those students go on to earn at least enough to pay off their student loans.

The survey looked at the student loan default rate, the graduation rate, students receiving Pell Grants, the net price for all students attending the university, the net family income, the percentage of students admitted and the ACT/SAT percentile scores.

CSUSB was ranked ninth in the survey. Four other CSU campuses were also ranked in the top ten.

"We're proud that Cal State San Bernardino is listed high among those college and universities in categories that students and their families consider important when choosing a college or university," said CSUSB Provost Andy Bodman. "This is yet another example from recent rankings showing the value added by a CSUSB degree. In the long run, we are providing a more educated and highly trained workforce that will enhance the communities we serve in the Inland Empire."

CSUSB has been named in a number of other national rankings including U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, Forbes, Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students and the Military Times.

In other recent surveys and rankings, Cal State San Bernardino was ranked 22nd among the Top Regional Public Universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the "Best the West" colleges and universities by The Princeton Review.

CSUSB also made the Forbes list of "America's Best Colleges" and Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students.

For more information, visit the Best Bang for the Buck - Western Rankings online at

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