Cal State San Bernardino was ranked No. 19 in Money magazine’s list of the 50 most transformative colleges in the nation.
“We are incredibly proud of this recognition as it demonstrates the positive influence our programs, faculty and overall campus have on our students and their futures,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “Supporting and transforming the lives of our students is always a top priority.”
Through various programs and scholarships, CSUSB focuses on providing transformative experiences for all of its students, and offers numerous resources for those who are underrepresented and first-generation. In fact, more than 80 percent of CSUSB’s student population identifies as first-generation.
“It’s not surprising that elite schools report high graduation rates or alumni success. What’s impressive is when students beat the odds by doing better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds,” the Money magazine website says. “We call this a college’s value add. For this list, we ranked colleges based on our exclusive value-added score for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment, eliminating schools with below-average scores.”
Money magazine used a variety of sources to create its list, including information from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s,, and Money/College Measures calculations.

Eleven of the 23 California State Universities were listed, including Stanislaus State at No. 5; Cal State Northridge at No. 7; CSU Channel Islands at No. 9; Fresno State at No. 11; Cal State Long Beach at No. 12; Cal Poly Pomona at No. 14; Cal State Monterey Bay at No. 16; Cal State Fullerton at No. 17; Chico State at No. 20; and Cal State San Marcos at No. 34.
To view the whole list of the 50 most transformative colleges, visit the Money magazine website.

CSUSB was also ranked No. 70 out of 744 universities throughout the country for Money magazine’s “Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” list. The same sources as the transformative colleges ranking were used. For the full methodology, visit Money magazine’s methodology website.
To view the whole Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value list, visit the Money magazine website.