CSUSB named among top universities in Time magazine ranking


Cal State San Bernardino has been listed among the top U.S. colleges and universities in a Time Magazine article that measured graduation rates, tuition and the percentage of students who receive Pell Grants from 2,500 institutions of higher learning.SMSU_Clocktower_DA2G1480

In a recent news release sent by CSUSB, the university reported being ranked No. 30 among 100 universities and colleges listed by Time Magazine in its article dated April 23.

Since that original ranking, however, Time has reported, “Several more schools were added to the dataset.” This update changed CSUSB’s ranking to No. 37. The update also changed the rankings of a few other colleges and universities. See the latest update on the Time website at “Obama Thinks He Can Rate Colleges. Can You Do Better? (Interactive).”

The ranking by the national magazine was great news, said CSUSB President Tomás Morales.

“We’re pleased to have made Time magazine’s list of top colleges and universities in the United States,” Morales said. “We take great pride in our exceptional students, our inspiring faculty, and our dedicated administration and staff members who have worked hard to make CSUSB a great university.”

The article stemmed from a White House proposal to assess how well colleges and universities serve their students. According to the article, some college administrators are concerned that the proposed ratings from the Obama Administration “would fail to capture the value of their schools.”

But White House officials say that the rankings would help students find colleges that would fit their needs.

To see how well the proposal would work, TIME used numbers from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.

Each of the 2,500 colleges and universities was evaluated according to its six-year graduation rate, the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving Pell grants and the net cost for students receiving any form of aid whose families make less than $110,000 a year.

The report and rankings can be found at “Obama Thinks He Can Rate Colleges. Can You Do Better? (Interactive).” 

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.