Cal State San Bernardino is among the top universities in the nation for creating opportunities for students to improve their lives and the lives of their families, according to a recent ranking. CSUSB, and all 23 campuses of the California State University system, ranked in the top quartile of the “Social Mobility Index” (SMI) developed by PayScale and CollegeNET. The index measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically disadvantaged students at lower tuition. The SMI aims to help redirect the attribution of prestige in higher education to colleges that are addressing the major civic problems of our time.'The SMI helps families and policymakers determine which colleges are addressing the national problem of economic mobility,' said Jim Wolfston, CEO of CollegeNET. 'Administrators have a better chance to help strengthen U.S. economic mobility and the promise of the 'American Dream' if they can identify and learn from colleges that are skilled at doing this.' CSUSB was ranked at No. 17 nationally. In the CSU, Chico (2), Pomona (3), Fresno (4), San Jose (5), Long Beach (6), East Bay (9), San Francisco (12), Northridge (13) and Los Angeles (14) were placed ahead of CSUSB. The top-ranked institution was City University of New York-Bernard M. Baruch College in New York City. Read more about the ranking at “CSU campuses among the best in the nation for upward mobility.”