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Forbes Ranks Cal State Long Beach Among America’s Best Value Colleges


LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 15, 2017) – Cal State Long Beach was among 15 California State University campuses ranked by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2017

LONG BEACH, Calif. (May 15, 2017) – California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was among 15 California State University (CSU) campuses ranked by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Value Colleges for 2017. The rankings were 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/ ​​​​​

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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.