​ Forbes magazine ranked 15 California State University (CSU) campuses as America's Best Value Colleges for 2017 based on tuition costs, school quality, post-graduate earnings, student debt and graduation success. The ranking focuses on colleges where students can get the most quality education for each tuition dollar – delivering a meaningful return on investment.

The CSU offers one of the most affordable and high-quality college educations in the nation. In addition, more than half of the students who earn bachelor's degrees at the CSU graduate with zero education loan debt.

Forbes recognizes the following CSU campuses as America's Best Value Colleges:

  • Chico
  • East Bay
  • Fresno
  • Fullerton
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Pomona         
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Sonoma
  • Stanislaus

The CSU is the nation's largest four-year public university system, educating the most ethnically, economically and academically diverse student body. Learn how the CSU is committed to serving students, California and the nation with Graduation Initiative 2025.

Full list of Forbes Best Value Colleges 2017: 300 Schools Worth the Investment is available here: https://www.forbes.com/value-colleges/list/ ​​​​​