Many students and parents are well versed in scanning college ranking websites when preparing to apply for college and locals should rest assured that a quality education is within grasp as California State University, Stanislaus has recently been well ranked according to President Barack Obama’s new university rating system.
Paying special attention to educational components like access, affordability and educational outcomes, Time Magazine created a list of universities that meet the President’s criteria based on a six-year graduation rate, average tuition and the percentage of students receiving federal Pell Grants. Throughout the country 2,500 colleges were ranked with CSU Stanislaus coming in 28th place, the fourth CSU behind the Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Fresno campuses.
“These rankings reinforce what we’ve long known about the CSU system and at CSU Stanislaus in particular,” said CSU Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley. “In addition to the quality academic programs we offer and our emphasis on student success, we are committed to providing an affordable education that is accessible to all qualified students regardless of their financial situations.”
Recognized as an affordable campus and a good university for military members and their families, CSU Stanislaus has also made strides to become environmentally sustainable and been consistently recognized by other college ranking publications from the Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. CSU Stanislaus currently serves more than 8,500 students and offers more than 100 majors and minors as well as 24 master’s programs.