"Best of" Rankings

California State University campuses consistently rank highly for academic excellence, value, sustainability and opportunity. This is possible because of CSU's quality faculty and staff and our commitment to student success.

AASHE

CSU Campuses Recognized for Sustainability Leadership

9/5/18

The CSU is recognized by the AASHE and Sierra Club for efforts to create greener, more efficient campuses.

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Washington Monthly

CSU Tops 2018 Washington Monthly Rankings for Opportunity

8/28/18

California State University campuses rank among the nation's best universities when it comes to serving the public good and providing students with opportunities to increase social mobility, according to rankings released by Washington Monthly.

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Money magazine

Money Magazine Names CSUs Among Nation's Best Universities

8/13/18

Twelve California State University campuses were named to Money magazine’s 2018 list of the nation’s Top 50 Best Public Colleges.

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PayScale

CSUs Among Top Universities in Return on Investment

5/10/18

Twelve California State University campuses are among the top 100 public universities in the nation when it comes to return on investment for in-state tuition according to PayScale's 2018 Best Value Colleges report.

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Forbes

Forbes Names 17 CSUs Among Nation's Best Value Colleges

4/11/18

Seventeen California State University campuses are included in Forbes magazine's third annual ranking of 300 schools that deliver the best bang for the buck based on tuition costs, academic quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.

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U.S. News & World Report

CSU Graduate Programs Ranked Among Nation's Elite

3/22/18

Graduate programs at California State University campuses are among the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings.

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U.S. News & World Report

CSU Online Programs Get High Marks in 2018 Rankings

1/10/18

Online programs at California State University campuses are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Online Programs rankings.

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