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Stan State earns high spots on two annual college rankings
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For a fourth consecutive year, Stanislaus State earned a Top 10 spot on the Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” in the West list.

The Washington Monthly and The Princeton Review announced their annual college rankings and Stanislaus State has again earned high marks and recognition on the publications’ lists. 

The Monthly announced its rankings Aug. 30 and featured the results in its September/October issue. Since 2005, The Washington Monthly has ranked colleges and universities on three broad criteria:  the degree to which they recruit and graduate students of modest means (with Pell Grants as the main data point), produce scholarship and scholars that drive economic growth and human flourishing with federal research dollars serving as a central measure and encourage students to be active citizens, with national and community service participation as key variables.

For a fourth consecutive year, Stan State earned a Top 10 spot on the Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” in the West list, placing No. 7. Universities included on the list are ranked based on how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. 

The top five highest enrolled majors at Stanislaus State are business administration, psychology, liberal studies, criminal justice and biological sciences.

Stan State also made The Monthly’s Top 20 list for the quality of its master’s programs, earning the No. 17 spot in the nation. It ranks liberal arts colleges—four-year institutions that award almost exclusively degrees that focus on arts and sciences rather than professional programs—based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research, and promoting public service. 

The Princeton Review, meanwhile, announced its Best 327 Colleges: 2022 Edition rankings on Aug. 31 and Stanislaus State made the cut for a 16th consecutive year. Along with being included on The Review’s national honor roll, Stan State also made its list of the top 126 academically outstanding universities in the West.

“We are pleased that Stanislaus State continues to be recognized nationally for our efforts to provide access to a high-quality, affordable education to all students,” said Stanislaus State Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs Rosalee Rush.

She added that Stanislaus staff has a group of faculty and staff that are committed to helping all students reach their goals.

“Our dedicated faculty and University personnel provide a combination of academic excellence and individual support to create an inclusive learning environment where all students can expand their horizons through applied hands-on experiences that prepare students for the real world,” said she.