(Carson, CA) Three national magazines have placed California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) high in their annual rankings of top universities in the United States, which include significant improvement in some categories.
“To be ranked among the best public universities in the nation is a flattering recognition of our efforts to continue transforming our campus,” said CSUDH President Thomas A. Parham. “The steady climb is a tribute to our faculty, staff, senior executives, and alumni; and a signal to our community and region that the quality of academic and co-curricular learning opportunities at Dominguez Hills is a great value and investment.”
Money magazine placed CSUDH 74th overall in the nation in its annual ranking of the “Best Colleges in America,” an improvement from last year’s rank of 94th. The university also placed 49th in the publication’s specialty category “Best Public Colleges.”
The magazine ranked 739 universities for the 2020-21 academic year based on their educational affordability, quality, and the financial success of each institution’s alumni.
Money’s “Best Colleges in America” rankings are available at https://money.com/best-colleges/. The “Best Public Colleges” ranking may be found at https://money.com/best-colleges/rankings/best-public-colleges/.
Money weighed more than 20,000 data points, including quality of education based on graduation rates, standardized testing and student-to-faculty ratio, and an institution’s financial issues, as well as tuition cost, student debt, and career earnings.
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.
Considered one of the most objective rankings of higher education, the magazine uniquely examines what four-year universities do for the country as a whole based on their contributions to the public good.
Business Insider magazine has ranked CSUDH 14th in the nation in its list of “the 24 campuses with the best return on investment,” based on post-graduate salary and tuition figures. To compile its data, the magazine examined four-year bachelor degree universities and colleges that have at least 1,000 undergraduate students enrolled.
Business Insider’s CSUDH research findings: median earnings, $44,700; the average cost of attendance, $14,469; and the number of undergraduate students enrolled, 13,871.
Business Insider complied data from the most recent U.S. Department of Education’s Scorecard research, including the cost of tuition, enrollment, and student debt, then compared the median earnings from professionals 10 years after they first attended college to the average cost of attendance.
“The education we provide not only increases a student’s trajectory toward success, but also inspires the community to have confidence in the fact that what we do can and will make a difference in their lives,” said Parham.