National Rankings & Awards

Academic Excellence/Overall Ranking

  • 21th Best College for Veterans among Regional Universities-West U.S. News & World Report (2022-23)
  • 25th Top Public Schools among Regional Universities-West U.S. News & World Report (2022-23)
  • 25th Best Public College – CollegeConsensus.com (2022)
  • 56th Best Regional Universities-West U.S. News & World Report (2022-23)
  • 70th Best College – CollegeConsensus.com (2022)

Accessibility and Affordability

  • 1st Best West Coast Colleges (Affordability) – EdSmart.com (2022)
  • 3rd in California for lowest student loan debt – LendEDU (2021)
  • 6th Least Student Debt Load among Regional Universities-West - U.S. News & World Report (2022-23)
  • 11th Lowest Student Debt among public universities in the nation – LendEDU.com (2021)
  • 11th Best Bang for the Buck Universities-West – Washington Monthly (2022)
  • 21st Best College for Veterans - Regional Universities-West (2022)
  • 24th Lowest Student Debt among national universities  – LendEDU.com (2021)
  • 44th Best Value School – CollegeConsensus.com (2022)
  • 51st Best Public College – Money (2022)

Career Outcomes/Social Mobility

  • 2nd in Economic Mobility Index – Third Way (2022)
  • 8th in Social Mobility Index (SMI) – CollegeNet (2021)
  • 14th among 24 Campuses with the Best Return on Investment – Business Insider (2020)
  • 14th Top Master’s University Ranking for "contribution to public good" – Washington Monthly (2022). Based on social mobility, research and scholarship, and commitment to service.
  • 15th Best Graduate Schools by Salary Score – GradReports.com (2021)
  • 18th Top Performers in Social Mobility among Regional Universities-West – U.S. News & World Report (2022-23)
  • 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

  • 2nd Economic Diversity among Regional Universities-West – U.S. News & World Report (2022-23)
  • 28th Top 100 Schools for Hispanic Students (Bachelor’s) – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2021) 
  • 28th Top 100 Producer in degrees to Hispanic Students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2021)
  • 44th highest enrollment of Hispanic students in the nation – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2021)
  • 54th Top 100 Degree Producers in granting bachelor’s degrees to minority students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2021)
  • 57th Top 100 Schools for Hispanic Students (Master’s) – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (2021)
  • 67th Top 100 Degree Producers in granting master's degrees to Hispanic students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2021)
  • 98th Top 100 Degree Producers in granting master's degrees to minority students – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (2021)

Degree Programs

  • 1st Top Online Master's in Negotiation and Conflict Management – Intelligent.com (2022) 
  • 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 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)
  • 5th Best Bachelor's Degrees in Health Sciences – CollegeRank.net (2021)
  • 16th Best Online Master’s of Nursing (Best for Family Nurse Practitioners) – Intelligent.com (2022) 
  • 32nd Best Online Master's In Public Administration (Low Tuition) – Intelligent.com (2022) 
  • 36th Most Affordable Online Master's Degree Programs (Best for Master of Science Degrees) – Intelligent.com (2022)
  • 39th Most Affordable Online RN to BSN Programs (Best in the West) – Intelligent.com (2022)
  • 79th Best Occupational Therapy Programs – U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • 100th Best Online Nursing Program – U.S. News & World Report (2022) 

Sustainability

  • Listed on Princeton Review's Green Colleges Guide (2022)
  • Recognized as an Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus Higher Education (2020)
  • STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (2020)
  • Best Practices Awards for sustainable food services, energy infrastructure and savings at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (2020)

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