(Carson, CA) California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) continues to rise in national rankings, this time appearing in a number of U.S. News & World Report 2021 “Best College” Regional Universities West ranking lists, including “Top Public School,” “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” and “Best Undergraduate Teaching.”
U.S. News & World Report evaluates more than 1,400 colleges and universities across the nation, and ranks them based on institution type, such as national universities, liberal arts colleges, and regional colleges, and a number of measurements, from graduation rates and social mobility to academic reputation and faculty resources.
Overall, CSUDH tied for 58th in Regional Universities West, which looks at bachelor’s and master’s granting universities from Washington state to Montana south from California to Texas. This was a significant improvement from last year’s rank of 72nd in the same category. Additionally, it moved up among western public universities, coming in at 26th in the “Top Public Schools” category from 33rd last year.
The university’s “Top Performers on Social Mobility” rank is also on the rise, climbing this year to 17th from 24th in the 2020 rankings. The social mobility category measures how well universities graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants – those typically coming from households with family incomes less than $50,000 annually.
CSUDH tied for 10th in “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” up from 12th last year. This category focuses on universities where faculty and administrators are committed to teaching students in a “high-quality manner.” To create the list, the publication surveyed top college administrators across the country in spring and summer 2020.
Additional Regional Universities West rankings that include CSUDH:
- Best Value: 44th
- Best Colleges for Veterans: 34th
- Student Debt Load: listed 8th with a median federal debt load of $14,500.
- Economic Diversity: listed 4th with 65 percent of students being Pell Grant eligible.