Long Beach,
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February
2018
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12:26 AM
America/Los_Angeles

Campus Named Among Top 100 ‘Best College Values’ in the Nation by Kiplinger

Cited for low ‘average debt at graduation’

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jeff.Bliss@csulb.edu / 562-985-5109

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2018)Long Beach State University was named among the top 100 public colleges and universities in the 2018 Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges rankings, which also cited its low “average debt at graduation” – $15,165.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2018)Long Beach State University was named among the top 100 public colleges and universities in the 2018 Kiplinger’s Best Values in Public Colleges rankings, which also cited its low “average debt at graduation” – $15,165.

“We are always proud to be included in Kiplinger’s rankings,” President Jane Close Conoley said. “This listing further underscores the fact that our graduates receive a world-class education, and that they do so without shouldering many of the financial burdens that other college students face today. I am pleased that the results of focusing on opportunity and access are recognized.”

The full rankings are now available online at kiplinger.com/links/colleges and appear in print in the February 2018 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Introduced in 1998, the rankings combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the 100 best values in each category. The analysis is based on objective measurements of academic quality and affordability.

“Our rankings, which weigh affordability alongside academic quality, are a great resource for students and their parents when sorting through college choices,” said Mark Solheim, editor of Kiplinger’s magazine. “We start with a universe of nearly 1,200 schools. We then rank [them] based on cost and financial aid data.”

At Kiplinger.com, visitors have access to the “Find the Best College for You” tool and other resources that let readers sort by admission rate, average debt at graduation and other criteria for all schools, plus in-state and out-of-state cost for public colleges. Also online: archives of past years’ rankings and an FAQ on the ranking methodology.

Six public California universities were listed ahead of Long Beach State University’s No. 70 in the overall nationwide ranking: UC Berkeley (No. 5), UCLA (No. 6), UC San Diego (No. 20), UC Santa Barbara (No. 22) and UC Irvine (No. 26). Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (No. 27) and San Diego State (No. 87) were the only other California State University campuses in the top 100.

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About the campus:Long Beach State University is a teaching-intensive, research-driven university committed to providing highly valued undergraduate and graduate degrees critical for success in the globally minded 21st century. Annually ranked among the best universities in the West and among the best values in the entire nation, the university’s eight colleges serve more than 37,500 students. The campus values and is recognized for rich educational opportunities provided by excellent faculty and staff, exceptional degree programs, diversity of its student body, fiduciary and administrative responsibility and the positive contributions faculty, staff, students and more than 300,000 alumni make on society.

About Kiplinger:For nine decades, the Kiplinger organization has led the way in personal finance and business forecasting. Founded in 1920 by W.M. Kiplinger, the company developed one of the nation's first successful newsletters in modern times. The Kiplinger Letter, launched in 1923, remains the longest continuously published newsletter in the United States. In 1947, Kiplinger created the nation's first personal finance magazine.