(Victor Valley)–– U.S. News & World Report, one of the most influential and anticipated annual recognitions for colleges and universities throughout the nation, has ranked Cal State San Bernardino 17th among the Top Regional Public Universities in the West and 54th among all western universities.
The university was once again ranked among regional public institutions that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs.
The ratings were announced in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 America’s Best Colleges guidebook, which will be on newsstands on Sept. 18.
“It’s always an honor for any institution to be included in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, and it’s especially pleasing to move up on this important list,” said CSUSB President Tomás Morales. “This is really a tribute to the great work of our faculty, staff, leadership and students in coming together to make CSUSB the kind of great university that has earned and deserves this recognition. This strong commitment to faculty-student collaboration is one reason why CSUSB is a leader in the California State University system in persistence and graduation rates of students.
“The U.S. News rankings are among the most significant that a university can receive, and this is just another strong affirmation that we’re staying true to our mission of serving the people of the Inland Empire and beyond,” he added. “We’re helping to improve both the college-going and college-completion rates in the region and preparing students for meaningful careers once they graduate.”
Cal State San Bernardino also was ranked in several designated categories, including its graduate level fine arts, public affairs, rehabilitation counseling, social work and part-time M.B.A. programs.
In addition, both the university’s online graduate business program and online graduate education program were included in the U.S. News & World report rankings in the Student Engagement and Accreditation and the Student Services and Technology categories
A total of 625 universities were classified as regional universities for the 2013 guidebook, and of that group, 263 are public schools, 350 private and 12 are for-profit. U.S. News & World Report also evaluated 281 institutions that were classified as national universities, 251 that were national liberal arts colleges and 370 that were regional colleges. The regional universities and regional colleges were placed into one of four
geographic categories (North, South, Midwest and West).
The West region includes institutions from 15 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The rankings are available at the U.S. News website at www.usnews.com.
In August, Cal State San Bernardino was selected by The Princeton Review as one of its “Best in the West” colleges and universities, and it also made the Forbes list of “America’s Best Colleges.”
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently named CSUSB as one of the “Best Colleges to Work For” in the United States.
CSUSB was one of only nine schools recognized nationally by University Business magazine and the only in California as a “Model of Efficiency” award winner. The university also was recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth straight year and in October, CSUSB will be one of just five recipients of The Washington Center’s prestigious 2012 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award.
Earlier this year, “Sierra” magazine named CSUSB one of “America’s Coolest Schools,” and StateUniversity.com ranked CSUSB as the second safest among 33 public college and university campuses in California.
For more information, contact the CSUSB Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit http://news.csusb.edu.