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Accolades

CSUSB Rankings and Awards

  • CSUSB’s MBA program was listed among the top business schools in the world – CEO Magazine, March 2020

  • CSUSB’s online MBA program was named among the top virtual business programs in the West Coast and in California – Online MBA Report, April 2020

  • 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. 3 in the top 25 online MSW programs nationwide – Great Value Colleges, October 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 best 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
  • Ranked CSUSB among the nation’s top graduate schools for its Master of Fine Arts, Public Affairs, and part-time MBA graduate programs – U.S. News & World Report, 2021 rankings of graduate schools

  • The Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration named one of the nation's most outstanding business schools – The Princeton Review, November 2019
  • Ranked No. 19 in the 50 most transformative colleges in the nation – Money magazine, December 2019
  • Ranked among the top 25 best value online MPA programs in the nation – Value Colleges, July 2019
  • Ranked among the top 25 communication, journalism and related programs in the nation graduating Hispanics – The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine, July 2019
  • Online criminal justice master’s program ranked among nation’s top 50, placing at No. 18 – Intelligent.com, January 2020
  • Among the nation’s top 50 universities with the most affordable bachelor’s in economics programs, placing at No. 18 – Great Value Colleges, February 2020
  • Ranked No. 13 in the Top 35 Most Affordable Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology for 2020 – Great Value Colleges, December 2019
  • Ranked 192 out of 650 colleges in the America’s Best Value Colleges category  – Forbes, 2019 rankings
  • Ranked among the top 50 schools in the nation for health care administration – Study.com, July 2019
  • No. 46 in the nation in Hispanic enrollment of graduate students and No. 45 in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education magazine, April 2019
  • Ranked in the top 50 schools across the nation for having one of the best RN to BSN online programs – TheBestSchools.org, July 2019
  • No. 9 in the nation for top online Master of Social Work program – Social Work Guide, July 2018
  • Named among the best 132 colleges in the nation for student voting – Washington Monthly, November 2018
  • Among the best value colleges and universities in the nation that offer an excellent return on college investment (No. 192 out of 299) – Forbes’ America’s Best Value Colleges 2019
  • Ranked among the top business schools in the globe for its MBA programs – CEO Magazine, March 2019
  • One of the top public health graduate programs in the nation – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings of graduate schools
  • One of the top rehabilitation counseling graduate programs in the nation (No. 67) – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings of graduate schools
  • One of the top social work graduate programs in the nation (No. 121) – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings of graduate schools
  • One of the top public affairs graduate programs in the nation (No. 121) – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings of graduate schools
  • One of the top part-time MBA programs in the nation (No. 159) – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings of graduate schools
  • No. 14 in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook, October 2018
  • No. 45 in awarding master’s degrees to Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook, October 2018
  • No. 21 in total enrollment of Hispanic students – Hispanic Outlook, October 2018
  • No. 3 in awarding degrees in psychology to Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook, October 2018
  • No. 6 in awarding degrees in mathematics and statistics to Hispanics – Hispanic Outlook, October 2018
  • No. 24 in top financial aid counseling programs in the country – LendEDU, March 2018
  • Master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology ranked No. 5 in Top 20 Institutions/Programs for the Curriculum Dimension – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, May 2018
  • Master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology ranked No. 15 in overall rankings of Top 20 Institutions/Programs – Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, May 2018
  • Awarded Circle of Excellence Gold Award for Branding Programs, Institution Wide – Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), June 2018
  • CSUSB’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha given National Best Chapter Award – Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society, August 2018
  • No. 133 out of 206 for top part-time MBA program – U.S. News & World Report 2019 Graduate Schools, 2019 rankings of graduate schools
  • No. 128 out of 220 for top graduate social work program – U.S. News & World Report - 2019 Social Work, 2019 rankings of graduate schools
  • No. 108 out of 155 for top graduate public affairs program – U.S. News & World Report - 2019 Public Affairs, 2019 rankings of graduate schools
  • Awarded Bronze Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement – ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, February 2018
  • CSUSB radio program, ‘My Awesome Empire,’ wins international Golden Mic Award for Best Public Affairs Program – Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, March 2018
  • No. 16 in Top Public Regional Universities in the West – U.S. News & World Report - 2018, 2018 American’s Best Colleges guidebook
  • No. 63 in Best Regional Universities in the West, No. 31 in Best Value Regional Universities in the West – U.S. News & World Report, 2018 American’s Best Colleges guidebook
  • No. 103 in Engineering Programs at Universities that Don’t Offer a Doctorate Degree – U.S. News & World Report, 2018 American’s Best Colleges guidebook
  • No. 290 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs – U.S. News & World Report, 2018 American’s Best Colleges guidebook