National Rankings

National Rankings & Awards

U.S. News & World Report

  • 4th Economic Diversity among Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 8th Student Debt Load among Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 10th Best Undergraduate Teaching for Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 17th Top Performers in Social Mobility among Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 26th Top Public Schools among Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 34th Best College for Veterans among Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 44th Best Value among Regional Universities-West (2020)
  • 58th Best Regional Universities-West (2020)

Accessibility and Affordability

  • 14th Best Bang for the Buck Universities-West – Washington Monthly (2020)
  • 11th Lowest Student Debt among public universities in the nation – Lendedu.com (2020)
  • 24th among universities in the nation for Lowest Student Debt – Lendedu.com (2020)
  • 41st Best Value School – CollegeConsensus.com (2021)
  • 49th Best Public College – Money (2020)

Overall Ranking

  • 27th Best Public College – CollegeConsensus.com (2021)
  • 80th Best College – CollegeConsensus.com (2021)

Career Outcomes/Social Mobility

  • 10th in Social Mobility Index – CollegeNet (2020)
  • 4th among 24 Campuses with the Best Return on Investment – Business Insider (2020)
  • 15th Best Graduate Schools by salary score – GradReports.com (2021)
  • 21st Top Master’s University Ranking for “contribution to public good” – Washington Monthly (2020). Based on social mobility, research and scholarship, and commitment to service.
  • 4th in California and 18th nationally for Overall Mobility Index, compiled by The Equal Opportunity Project (2017). The OMI reflects access, outcomes, and the likelihood that a graduate's income potential will improve as a result of their degree.

Diversity

  • 25th Top 100 Schools for Hispanic Students (Bachelor’s) – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2020) 
  • 25th Top 100 Producer in degrees to Hispanic Students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2020)
  • 35th highest enrollment of Hispanic Students in the nation – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2020)
  • 47th in the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees to minority students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2020)
  • 54th Top 100 Schools for Hispanic Students (Master’s) – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2020)

Degree Programs

  • 1st Best Online Master's Degree in Nursing – Intelligent.com (2021)
  • 1st Most Affordable College to earn a Cyber Security Degree – CyberDegreeEdu.org (2020)
  • 1st Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Program in California – RNtoMSN.org (2021)
  • 2nd Best Online Nurse Practitioner Degree Program – Intelligent.com (2020)
  • 2nd Best Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management – Intelligent.com (2021)
  • 2nd Best Online RN to BSN Program in California – RNtoMSN.org (2021)
  • 3rd Best Nurse Practitioner Program in California – BestValueSchools.org (2021)
  • 4th Best Online Master’s in Radiation Sciences – BestHealthDegrees.com (2020)
  • 9th Best Online Master's in Public Administration – Intelligent.com (2021)
  • 14th in 20 Best Bachelor’s in Journalism – CollegeRank.com (2020)
  • 79th Best Occupational Therapy Programs – U.S. News & World Report (2020)

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