Cal State San Bernardino has been ranked No. 3 in the Top 200 Master’s Universities category and 11th in the Best Bang for the Buck in the Western Colleges category in this year’s Washington Monthly magazine’s College Guide and Rankings.

“Ranking in the top 15 in both categories is an accomplishment for Cal State San Bernardino’s promise for student success,” said university President Tomás D. Morales. “Offering our students an affordable and quality education is what we do. We’re honored to be recognized once again.”

Five other California State University campuses made the top 15 for institutions that offer master’s degrees, including Cal State Northridge, No. 6; Cal State Los Angeles, No. 8; Cal State Stanislaus, No. 13; and Sacramento State, No. 15. A total of 18 CSUs made the master’s list.

CSUSB ranked No. 11 in the magazine’s Best Bang for the Buck list in the Western region, which ranks colleges and universities on how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. Over the past five years, Cal State San Bernardino has been consistently listed among the top colleges in Best Bang for the Buck Western Colleges listing.

Out of the 50 institutions ranked in the West, 17 CSU campuses made the list, with seven other CSUs making it to the top 15, including Cal State Stanislaus, No. 3; Cal State Los Angeles, No. 5; Cal State Bakersfield, No. 6; Cal State Northridge, No. 8; Cal State Long Beach, No. 10; and Cal Maritime Academy, No. 15.

“The best bang for the buck colleges across each of the five regions are a mix of some of America’s most elite institutions and hidden gems that make up for a lack of name recognition with strong student outcomes and a commitment to upward mobility,” according to the magazine.

Washington Monthly magazine’s rankings consist of three equally weighted portions: social mobility, research, and community and national service.

“This means that top-ranked colleges needed to be excellent across the breadth of our measures, rather than excelling in just one measure,” says the Washington Monthly website.

To view all the 2019 College Guide and Rankings, visit the Washington Monthly website.