U.S. News: CSULB outpaces Ivy League for top billing in ‘student outcomes’

Published September 12, 2022

Cal State Long Beach was again named among the top public universities in the West and was ranked No. 3 nationally in promoting social mobility, in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released Monday.  

In addition, a deeper look at U.S. News’ "student outcomes" data, which factors substantially into the publication's overall rankings methodology, places The Beach in the top slot, ahead of Princeton, Harvard, MIT, and two flagship UC campuses. U.S. News uses six-year graduation rates, first-year retention rates, graduation rate performance, social mobility, and graduate indebtedness in determining their "outcomes" assessment. 

"This measurement by U.S. News really comes as no surprise," said President Jane Close Conoley. "We have been lauded for powering the social mobility of our students, delivering an exceptional educational experience at a low cost, effectively supporting our students through to degree completion, and advancing educational equity. I'm so gratified that The Beach continues to be recognized as a leader in American higher education, earning the confidence of students, their families, and our many alumni and supporters."