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.
U.S. News Best Colleges rankings give CSU high scores for graduating Pell-eligible students.
CSU Institutions are recognized for affordability, social mobility and adult learning. Half of the top 10 "Best Bang for the Buck" in the West rankings are CSU campuses.
CSU campuses are highlighted for water conservation, sustainable buildings, waste management and sustainability overall from 17 key impact areas as part of the STARS measurement.
The majority of California State University campuses are included in Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the nation’s top schools.
Twenty-one California State University campuses were named to Money magazine’s list of
Best Colleges in the America and 13 were ranked as the nation's
Most Transformative Colleges.
Seventeen California State University campuses are included in Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the nation’s top schools with the highest quality and best financial outcomes.
Sixteen California State University campuses were named to Money magazine’s list of the top 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students in the country for enrolling, supporting and graduating the most transfer students.
Online programs at California State University campuses are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Online Programs rankings released January 15.
All 23 California State University campuses are recognized once again as being among the top universities in the nation for creating opportunities for students to improve their lives and the lives of their families, according to a recent ranking.
The CSU is recognized by the AASHE and Sierra Club for efforts to create greener, more efficient campuses.