CSUDH ascended in multiple rankings from U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly for 2023-24, reflecting the university’s success in delivering accessible, quality education to help Toros to build a better future. As in past years, CSUDH scored highly in affordability, value for money, and social mobility. The university also improved in nearly every category compared to 2022-23.
U.S. News & World Report
For this year’s annual rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated nearly 1,500 U.S. four-year bachelor’s degree-granting institutions on as many as 19 measures, including graduation and retention rates, academics, and financial resources. Institutions are also grouped based on type, with CSUDH in the Regional Universities-West category.
CSUDH’s highest rankings were 5th place for Economic Diversity (West) and 17th place for Top Performers in Social Mobility (West). The university earned other spots within the top 20 of several categories, including 19th for Best Colleges for Veterans (West) and 19th for Top Public Schools (West).
The Washington Monthly rankings serve as an “answer to U.S. News & World Report,” evaluating universities based on contribution to public good.
CSUDH earned 5th place for Best Bang for the Buck (West), reflecting how well it helps non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
The university also rose four spots to 10th place among Master’s Universities, the magazine’s all-around category which measures social mobility, research, and promoting public service.