CSUDH has once again featured in notable university ranking lists, including U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly. The university scored particularly highly in affordability, social mobility, and economic diversity.
U.S. News & World Report
The annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities using metrics such as retention rates, social mobility, academics, and faculty resources. Institutions are also grouped based on type, such as national universities, liberal arts colleges, and regional colleges.
CSUDH placed 59th in Best Regional University (West), and appeared within the top 50 of several categories, including 23rd in Social Mobility (West) and 27th in Top Public Schools (West).
Due to the campus’ large population of Pell-eligible students, among other factors, CSUDH placed extremely highly for Economic Diversity (West), earning fourth place.
The university also rose in the ranks for Best Value School (West), rising from 44th in 2021 to 40th in 2022, and Best College for Veterans (West), climbing to 26th place from 34th last year.
CSUDH’s outstanding academics earned the university a tie for 19th place for Best Undergraduate Teaching (West), a category which recognizes institutions with a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates.
The Washington Monthly rankings serve as an “answer to U.S. News & World Report,” evaluating universities based on contribution to public good.
CSUDH scored highly, earning 19th place for Best Bang for the Buck (West), which examines social mobility metrics among college student populations.
CSUDH came 45th in the Master’s University Rankings, the all-around category which factors in social mobility, research, and promoting public service.