By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Cal State San Bernardino has been listed among the top U.S. colleges and universities in a Time Magazine article that measured graduation rates, tuition and the percentage of students who receive Pell Grants from 2,500 institutions of higher learning.
CSUSB was ranked 30th out of the 100 colleges and universities that were listed in the April 23 article.
The ranking by the national magazine was great news, said CSUSB President Tomás Morales.
“We’re pleased to have made Time magazine’s list of top colleges and universities in the United States,” Morales said. “We take great pride in our exceptional students, our inspiring faculty, and our dedicated administration and staff members who have worked hard to make CSUSB a great university.”
The article stemmed from a White House proposal to assess how well colleges and universities serve their students. According to the article, some college administrators are concerned that the proposed ratings from the Obama Administration “would fail to capture the value of their schools.”
But White House officials say that the rankings would help students find colleges that would fit their needs.
To see how well the proposal would work, TIME used numbers from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Each of the 2,500 colleges and universities was evaluated according to its six-year graduation rate, the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving Pell grants and the net cost for students receiving any form of aid whose families make less than $110,000 a year.
The report and rankings can be found at “Obama Thinks He Can Rate Colleges. Can You Do Better? (Interactive),” http://time.com/71782/make-your-own-college-ranking.