Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus’s recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.
In the publication’s Regional University West Rankings, CSU Stanislaus was awarded No. 55 overall and No. 15 exclusively among public universities. These rankings saw the university move up two places in both categories from last year.
“CSU Stanislaus has been mentioned in a lot of rankings this year and we’re proud of the attention we have received,” said spokesperson Tim Lynch. “These rankings tell a story about us and our story is that we do a great job of educating the next generation of leaders.”
In order to reach these results, U.S. News & World Report collects data from and about each school in up to 16 areas related to academic excellence. With this information, the report weighs each indicator based on which measures are deemed the most important by the publication. The colleges are then separated into national and regional universities and then ranked by their composite weight scores.
Regional universities differ from national universities in aspects such as fewer doctoral programs and more students from surrounding states. However, both universities tend to offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs.
“We want our students to be proud of the education they are receiving here,” said Lynch. “With these rankings, future students know that we are a place that should be seriously considered depending on what they want to study.”