California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) ranks fifth among public regional universities in the western United States in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings. Additionally, CSULB received high marks for the diversity of its student population – ranking eighth among regional universities in the west – and for its undergraduate engineering program.
California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been named as a “Best Bang for the Buck” college by Washington Monthly. This marks the third consecutive year that CSULB has been part of Washington Monthly’s “Best Bank for the Buck” rankings.
Two programs at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have been ranked in the nation’s top 10 for return on investment (ROI) by PayScale, an online compensation information company. In its annual College Salary Report, PayScale ranked universities and specific programs by ROI based on cost of education and the money alumni later earn due to their education. PayScale ranked CSULB arts majors’ ROI as third in the nation and best west of New York. PayScale ranked CSULB physical and life science majors as ninth in the nation based on the same criteria.
From its humble beginnings with 13 full-time faculty members educating a group of 160 students, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has grown exponentially over the decades and “Long Beach State: A Brief History” written by Barbara Kingsley-Wilson, provides a unique look back into the 66-year history of the university. The book, published by the History Press, is available now.