Five Cal State San Bernardino programs have been listed among the nation’s top graduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings of graduate schools. The rankings listed CSUSB’s programs in rehabilitation counseling (67), social work (121), public affairs (121), part-time MBA (159), and public health. “It is truly gratifying to see these outstanding programs receiving this recognition,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “It’s a tribute to the dedication and initiative of our amazing faculty and staff, who are dedicated to ensuring our students get the best programs possible.” In the rankings, CSUSB was tied with seven other institutions for rehabilitation counseling; 15 other institutions for social work; 15 other institutions for public affairs; and eight other institutions for part-time MBA. The public health program was listed, but a ranking was not provided. According to U.S. News & World Report, the Best Graduate Schools rankings “are based on two types of data: expert opinions about program excellence and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students. “The data for the rankings in all six disciplines come from statistical surveys of more than 2,054 programs and from reputation surveys sent to more than 22,018 academics and professionals, conducted in fall 2018 and early 2019.” To gather the peer assessment data, U.S. News asked deans, program directors and senior faculty to judge the academic quality of programs in their field on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (outstanding). In business, education, engineering, law and medicine, U.S. News also surveyed professionals who hire new graduates. The schools supplied the names of the surveyed professionals. A school or program is listed as “Unranked” means that U.S. News did not calculate a numerical rank for that school or program because the school or program did not supply the publication with enough key statistical data to be numerically ranked. Schools or programs marked as “Unranked” are listed alphabetically, following those marked as “Rank Not Published.” U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings are considered one of the most influential and anticipated recognitions for colleges and universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s degree programs throughout the nation. In September, U.S. News & World Report again recognized CSUSB among the top universities in the western United States for its outstanding academic programs, faculty, staff and services. Those recognitions included: 

  • 14th among top public regional universities in the West,
  • 54th among the best regional universities in the West,
  • 39th among the best value regional universities in the West, and
  • 100th in engineering programs at universities that don’t offer a doctorate degree

 For more information on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings, visit: For more information on CSUSB’s Rehabilitation Counseling program, visit: For more information on Cal State San Bernardino’s MBA program, visit: To learn more about CSUSB’s Public Administration program, visit: To learn more about CSUSB’s Social Work program, visit: To learn more about CSUSB’s Master of Public Health program, visit