Cal State Long Beach continues to garner recognition from publications that rate higher education institutions on a variety of criteria.
U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014” lauds CSULB as No. 5 best public regional university in the western United States, No. 32 among all western public and private colleges and universities, and No. 45 (tie) best undergraduate engineering program among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.
The campus also is among the Princeton Review’s 124 “Best in the West” public colleges in its 2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region guidebook, and the College of Business Administration is one of its Best 295 Business Schools.
When it comes to quality for the price, the university is one of Princeton Review’s top 75 “Best Value” public colleges for 2013 in a list published in partnership with USA Today. In addition, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine selected CSULB to its 2013 “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” that deliver excellent academics while keeping costs to a minimum. And, the campus is No. 6 among Washington Monthly’s “America’s Best Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges” out of 349 institutions that help students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s latest “Top 100 Degree Producers” list ranked CSULB 13th in the nation in conferring bachelor’s degrees to minority students. Among individual ethnicities, CSULB ranked 11th nationally in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanic students, 13th to Native Americans and 14th to Asian Americans.
And, Victory Media’s newest G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools recognizes the campus as among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.