California State University, Monterey Bay ranked among the nation’s top performing universities in three categories of the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings: #4 for Social Mobility, #7 for Best Public Schools and No. 1. 22 for Best Regional Universities in the West. The regional ranking places the CSUMB in fourth place among CSUs.
Rankings are considered one of the most influential and anticipated recognitions for colleges and universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
Social mobility rewards universities that are more successful than others in advancing social mobility by enrolling and securing large numbers of disadvantaged students with Pell grants. The vast majority of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family income is less than $50,000.
Rankings of the best public schools are determined based on a number of factors, including: graduation and retention rates; social mobility; graduation rate return; undergraduate academic reputation; faculty resources for the 2021-22 academic year; the selectivity of students for the start of the autumn 2021 academic year; financial resources for students; the average donation rate of graduates; and graduate debt.
Regional universities offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master’s programs. The Western region includes 15 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas and Washington. A total of 150 schools in the West were assessed and ranked.
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