Cal State Long Beach is among the top 1% of all public universities, best-value four-year colleges and universities, and those institutions that are “Most Transformative,” according to a series of rankings released Tuesday by the online magazine, Money.
For these rankings, Money assessed factors such as educational quality, tuition, financial aid awards, graduation rates, debt load and early-career earnings to yield No. 17 (Best Public University), No. 27 (four-year institutions ranked by value), No. 11 (Most Transformative) spots.
“I am thrilled that these rankings reflect our collective efforts and commitment to student success at The Beach,” said President Jane Close Conoley. “We are proud to be recognized as one of the best universities in the country.”
The university was previously recognized as No. 7 nationally in CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index, a survey that examines how well colleges and universities advance their low-income students into high-wage jobs.