By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– U.S. News & World Report has again listed Cal State San Bernardino among the top universities in the western region in its 2020 rankings of the top colleges and universities in the United States.
Cal State San Bernardino was ranked:
- 41/113 among the Best Regional Universities in the West;
- 22/46 among the Best Value Schools Regional Universities West;
- 17/42 among the Top Public Schools Regional Universities West;
- 9/56 in Social Mobility Regional Universities West;
- 292/504 in Undergraduate Business Programs in the nation; and
- 110/210 in Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation at universities that don’t offer doctorate degrees.
“We are deeply honored to once again be recognized among the best universities in the West,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “Our faculty and staff work hard to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students, as many of them are the first in their families to attend a four-year institution. Our goal is to have them graduate and to leave here with an unrivaled education that will help them excel as they become
the leaders in their communities and society.”
U.S. News & World Report rankings are considered one of the most influential and anticipated recognitions for colleges and universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs throughout the United States.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings were announced in the 2020 America’s Best Colleges guidebook, which will be released in October. 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.
The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on several key measures of quality that include:
- Outcomes such as retention and graduation rates, graduating students who received federal Pell Grants;
- Faculty resources, such as the quality of instructors, class size, faculty salary, the proportion of full-time faculty with the highest degree in their fields, student faculty ratio, and the proportion of faculty who are full time;
- Expert opinion such as surveys of presidents, provosts and deans of admissions, peer assessments and high school counselor assessments;
- Financial resources such as spending per student;
- Student excellence such as standardized tests and high school standing; and
- Alumni giving.