Accolades

CSUSB Rankings and Awards

  • Ranked No. 3 in the Top 200 universities with master’s programs – Washington Monthly, August 2019
  • Ranked No. 11 for the Best Bang for the Buck in the West – Washington Monthly, August 2019
  • Listed as one of the best colleges in the West – The Princeton Review, August 2019
  • Ranked No. 46 for the top 50 Best Public Colleges – Money magazine, August 2019
  • Ranked No. 21 for the top 50 Best Colleges Where More Than Half of Applicants Get In – Money magazine, August 2019
  • Ranked No. 174 out of 415 colleges across the nation for the 2019 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges in the U.S. – College Factual, August 2019
  • Ranked No. 39 out of 135 schools nationwide for the Best Online Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges – College Factual, August 2019
  • Named one of the nation’s 2019 top colleges ranked by value (No. 70 out of 744)  – Money magazine, August 2019
  • Listed among the top 25 colleges nationwide with master’s degree programs in security studies (No. 14) – Security Degree Hub, August 2019
  • Ranked No. 21 in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics and No. 55 in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, September 2019
  • Listed No. 15 for the 50 Best Online MBA Programs throughout the nation – College Consensus, September 2019
  • No. 8 for Best Bang for the Buck in the West – Washington Monthly, August 2018
  • No. 3 for national universities with master’s programs – Washington Monthly, August 2018
  • Named a ‘Best Regional College’ in the West – Princeton Review, August 2018
  • Top 10 university in the nation for the best educational services to military and veteran students – Military Friendly, May 2018
  • Among the top 50 universities in the nation offering bachelor’s and master’s online degree programs in criminal justice – TheBestSchools.org, April 2019
  • No. 15 in Military Times Best: College 2018 list for four-year universities – Military Times, November 2017
  • No. 18 in Best Colleges Where More Than Half of Applicants Get In – Money magazine, August 2018
  • No. 14 among top public regional universities in the West – U.S. World News & Report, 2019 rankings
  • No. 54 among the best regional universities in the West – U.S. World News & Report, 2019 rankings
  • No. 39 among the best value regional universities in the West – U.S. World News & Report, 2019 rankings
  • No. 67 in the nation’s top 727 colleges and universities in Best Colleges for Your Money ranking – Money magazine, August 2018
  • No. 42 in 50 Best Public Colleges – Money magazine, August 2018
  • One of the top 50 colleges nationwide for transfer students – Money magazine, January 2019
  • Out of 660 college and universities nationwide, listed No. 102 among the top institutions in the West – Forbes, September 2018
  • Out of 660 college and universities nationwide, listed No. 186 in the top public colleges – Forbes, September 2018
  • Out of 660 college and universities nationwide, listed No. 207 in American’s Best Value Colleges  – Forbes, September 2018
  • Out of 660 college and universities nationwide, listed No. 515 in Top Colleges list – Forbes, September 2018
  • No. 3 in conferring degrees to Hispanics in psychology, No. 4 in liberal arts and sciences; No. 4 in physical sciences; No. 5 in business administration, management and operations; No. 6 in mathematics and statistics; No. 8 in family and consumer sciences/human sciences; No. 8 in parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies; No. 9 in history; and No. 13 in all disciplines combined – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, September 2018
  • No. 8 in conferring bachelor’s degrees in psychology in the total minority category of African-Americans, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latinos, LGBT, military and women – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, September 2018
  • No. 9 in conferring master’s degrees to African-Americans in English language and literature/letters – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, September 2018
  • No. 12 in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanics in public administration and social service professions – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, September 2018
  • No. 30 out of 77 schools for best online graduate criminal justice program – U.S. News & World Report, January 2019
  • No. 101 out of 301 schools for best online MBA degree program – U.S. News & World Report, January 2019
  • In the top 156 schools for nest online graduate business programs – U.S. News & World Report, January 2019
  • No. 100 in engineering programs at universities that don’t offer a doctorate degree – U.S. World News & Report, 2019 rankings
  • Ranked No. 41/113 among the Best Regional Universities in the West – U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings
  • Ranked No. 22/46 among the Best Value Schools Regional Universities West – U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings
  • Ranked No. 17/42 among the Top Public Schools Regional Universities West – U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings
  • Ranked No. 9/56 in Social Mobility Regional Universities West – U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings
  • Ranked No. 292/504 in Undergraduate Business Programs in the nation – U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings
  • Ranked No. 110/210 in Undergraduate Engineering Programs in the nation at universities that don’t offer doctorate degrees – U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings