By Daniela Rueda |Staff Writer|
CSUSB has one of the highest graduation rates and those who do graduate are able to enter the workforce more quickly, according to The Washington Monthly magazine’s article titled, “The Other College Guide: A Roadmap for the Right School for You.”
CSUSB was ranked No.9 in the article along with four other CSU campuses in the top 10.
Each of the schools were ranked under the category of best value based on cost of tuition, the number of students who graduate and whether those students go on to earn enough money to pay off their student loans.
The article compared schools on the student loan default rate, graduation rate, number of students receiving Pell Grants, the net price for all students attending the university, net family income, percentage of students admitted and the ACT/SAT percentile scores.
CSUSB Provost Andy Bodman is proud to hear that the school has ranked in the top 10.
“We’re proud that Cal State San Bernardino is listed high among those college and universities in categories that students and their families consider important when choosing a college or university,” stated Bodman.
Bodman believes the rankings show that the value and communities in the Inland Empire will be enhanced.
“This is yet another example from recent rankings showing the value added by a CSUSB degree. In the long run, we are providing a more educated and highly trained workforce that will enhance the communities we serve in the Inland Empire,” continued Bodman.
Linda Gayton, a communications major, shared her experience when applying for colleges and considering CSUSB.
“When I was applying for colleges, I considered CSUSB as one of my top schools because my older sister graduated from here and she recommended that it would be a good choice,” said Gayton.
“After I was accepted, I was satisfied with my decision,” continued Gayton.
In other recent surveys and rankings, CSUSB was ranked No.22 among the “Top Regional Public Universities” in the west by U.S. News and World Report and was named one of the “Best in the West” colleges and universities by The Princeton Review, according to a CSUSB Public Affairs’ press release.
CSUSB was also featured on the Forbes list of “America’s Best Colleges” for Hispanic students.
CSUSB has a graduation rate of 44.3 percent in comparison to Cal State Los Angeles, which is ranked No.6 but has an overall graduation rate of 36.7 percent, according to The Washington Monthly.
“I chose CSUSB because it is closer to home and I’ve really enjoyed my four years here. The school has a lot to offer,” said soon to be graduate, Vanessa Banuelos.