Forbes magazine again has listed Cal State San Bernardino among the top universities in the nation in its annual rankings.
On its 12th year, Forbes lists the top 650 colleges and universities in the country, measuring the top 15 percent of all U.S. undergraduate institutions.
For 2019, CSUSB ranked 192nd in its America’s Best Value Colleges, and 500th in its Top Colleges list.
“We’re thrilled to be listed among our nation’s best universities,” said CSUSB Provost Shari McMahan. “The dedicated faculty, staff and administrators’ ensure quality education for our students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.”
The Forbes Top Colleges ranking are based on five categories, and focuses on the direct benefits a college or university provides its students.
In compiling the listings, Forbes ranked colleges in five general categories: Alumni Salary (20 percent), a combination of early and midcareer salaries as reported by the federal College Scorecard and PayScale data and research; Student Satisfaction (20 percent), which includes results from Niche surveys on professor quality and data, and freshman retention rates from the federal IPEDS website; Debt (20 percent), which rewards schools for low student debt loads and default rates; American Leaders (15 percent), which is based on our Forbes database of successful people, including billionaires, powerful women, 30 Under 30 honorees, leaders in public service and in private enterprise, and more; On-Time Graduation Rate (12.5 percent), which accounts for both four- and six-year rates; and Academic Success (12.5 percent), which rewards schools whose alumni win prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes and the Fulbright or have earned doctorates as stated by the magazine.
The Forbes ranking appears in its America’s Top Colleges webpage.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit