California State University, Dominguez Hills is listed among the top colleges and universities in the country according to a Time Magazine ranking that is based on criteria the White House plans to use to assess how well institutions serve students.
Placing the highest importance on graduation rates, tuition and the percentage of students who receive federal Pell Grants, CSU Dominguez Hills ranked 29th among 100 schools that topped the Time Magazine list.
Update: Due to Time adding more colleges to their data set, CSU Dominguez Hills is now 33rd on the list
“When you focus on what’s right, like affordable access and quality education, community service and student success it’s not surprising that we are ranked so high,” CSU Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagan said. “With the right investment we intend to be ranked even higher.”
Time looked at data that 2,500 colleges and universities submitted to the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Universities were then evaluated according to six-year graduation rates, the percentage of full-time, first-time undergraduates receiving Pell Grants and the net cost for students who receive any form of aid and whose families make less than $110,000 annually.
Last year, the Obama Administration announced plans to assess the performance of institutes of higher education based on these criteria with the goal to help students compare the value of a university, identify institutions that do the most to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those that are improving their performance.
Seven other CSU campuses made the list, including Cal State Long Beach (#10), Fresno State (#21), CSU Stanislaus (#22), CSU San Bernardino (#30), CSU Bakersfield (#39) and Cal State Northridge (#59)