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No. 3 Top Public University in the Western United States

(U.S. News and World Report, 2018-19)

No. 13 in Money's "Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value"

(, August 2019)

No. 10 Best Public College in the Nation

(, August 2019)

No. 12 in the "Most Transformative Colleges" List

(, August 2019)

2019 Cal State Tech Silver Award for Innovation in Teaching, Learning and Accessibility

(, August 2019)

No. 6 Institution in the Nation for Promoting and Fostering Social Mobility

(CollegeNET, Social Mobility Report 2018)

No. 1 Men's Volleyball Team in Nation & Back-to-Back NCAA National Championships

(Beach Athletics, NCAA 2018-2019)

No. 1 University in Family and Consumer Sciences/ Human Sciences Degrees awarded to Hispanics

(Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics, 2019)

No. 5 in the "Top 25 Communication and Journalism Schools for Hispanics" 

(The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine, June 2019)

No. 10 Destination in the United States for Transfer Students

(U.S. News and World Report, Feb. 2019)

CSULB Ranks Highest in Nation for Awarding Physics Degrees to Women

(Press-Telegram, American Physical Association, Feb. 2019)

No. 22 in "Best Colleges for Your Money" list & No. 37 Nationally for "Best Value"

(Money, August 2018) & (Forbes, April 2019)

No. 3 Animation Program Among Public Universities 

(Animation Career Review, March 2019)