CSULB Named a Kiplinger “Best Value College”
LONG BEACH, Calif. (December 15, 2016) – With a combination of increasing graduation rates, low sticker price and robust financial aid, CSULB was again selected as a "Best Value College"
LONG BEACH, Calif. (December 15, 2016) – With a combination of increasing graduation rates, low sticker price and robust financial aid among other factors, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was again selected as a “Best Value College” in ratings announced today by Kiplinger. CSULB earned a spot on both the overall list, which combines private and public colleges and universities, as well as the list of public colleges.
“Securing a spot on the Kiplinger list is great recognition of our incredible faculty and staff's hard work, long hours and campus-wide commitment to improving student achievement,” said President Jane Close Conoley.
Among the factors reviewed by Kiplinger when compiling the list include competitiveness (admission rates and percentage of admitted students who enroll), graduation rates, academic support, cost and financial aid, student indebtedness and future salaries.
With steadily improving retention rates and record-high six-year graduation rates, CSULB is expanding efforts to improve four-year graduation rates. The university has also increased access to high impact practices such as undergraduate research and service learning which have been proven to enhance student achievement. Additionally, tuition and fees continue to remain considerably lower than those of other public four-year universities as does student loan debt and the percentage of students who take on loans. The mid-career median salaries of CSULB graduates are nearly 20 percent higher than the national average of grads from public universities.
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About California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) 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. CSULB 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.