(Carson, CA) U.S. News and World Report has ranked California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in three of its college ranking lists: “Regional Universities West,” “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” and “Top Performers on Social Mobility.”
U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings are among the most anticipated in higher education. The publication’s methodology groups institutions into 10 different ranking categories based on their academic missions.
Overall, CSUDH’s placed 72nd in “Regional Universities West,” the category in which all of CSUDH’s rankings appear. The regional categories are split into four zones: North, South, Midwest, and West, and rank universities in each according to their performance across a set of “widely accepted indicators of excellence.”
The university ranked 12th in “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” 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 2019.
CSUDH ranked 24th among the “Top Performers on Social Mobility.” U.S. News and World Report’s social mobility ranking measures how well universities graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants – those typically coming from households with family incomes less than $50,000 annually.
Additional National Rankings
Washington Monthly ranked CSUDH in three of its college rankings lists: “Master’s University Rankings,” “Best 4-Year Colleges for Adult Learners,” and “Best Bang for the Buck.” 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.
Money magazine placed CSUDH 96th in its national ranking of 744 university and college campuses. The magazine’s research sought colleges that successfully combine quality and affordability by weighing more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings.
The Hispanic Outlook on Education ranked CSUDH 36th for total enrollment among four-year schools, and 67th for total graduate degrees granted in its annual “Top 100 College and Universities for Hispanics” issue, which honors the best campuses for Latinx students in the nation.