(Carson, CA) Money magazine has ranked California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) 45th overall in the nation in its annual ranking of the “Best Colleges for Your Money,” and 28th in its specialty “Best 50 Public Colleges” ranking.
One the nation’s premiere magazines for personal finance and investing, Money ranked 727 universities for the 2018-19 academic year based on their educational affordability, quality, and the financial success of each institution’s alumni.
“Money magazine’s rankings have really hit the mark. Students are looking for a sound return on their investment in a first-class education, and this recognition is further testimony of the alignment between their expectations and our ability to deliver on the California State University’s promise to provide opportunities for students to develop intellectually, personally, and professionally,” said CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham. “The communities we serve have long understood that the quality of our academic instruction, co-curricular learning, and the value of a Cal State Dominguez Hills degree are all very high. We are now a first-choice institution of higher learning in L.A. County’s competitive educational landscape, and the quality of our faculty, cost of attendance, as well as the contributions of our alumni in the local workforce and all of society are to thank for much of that reputation.”
To make the list, colleges must have graduation rates at or above the median in their category or graduation rates that are unusually high when compared with schools that have students with similar test scores and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Money’s research methodology closely examined college affordability in such areas as the net price of degree, student loan repayment, and the value added by degree. The magazine also looked at the quality of education centered on six-year graduation rates, Pell Grant recipient outcomes, and peer and instructor quality, as well as the overall outcomes in such areas as job meaning and socio-economic mobility.