Cal State San Bernardino is among the nation’s 50 Most Affordable Bachelor’s in Economics Programs for 2020, as determined by the ranking service Great Value Colleges.
CSUSB ranked No. 18 out of 50 universities. According to the listing from the Great Value College’s website, the rankings were determined by an algorithm that factored in cost of tuition, program flexibility, faculty excellence, institutional reputation, and return on investment (ROI).
“Ranking in the top 20 for our economics program shows the dedication of our faculty and staff, whose work reinforces the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and CSUSB’s mission to provide a professional, ethical, and intellectual education for each student,” said Dean Rafik Mohamed. “The college, which houses the economics department, is proud of this ranking and we look forward to continue guiding our students toward their goals.”
Eric Nilsson, chair of the economics department, said the ranking is a compliment to the faculty which “has a long tradition of high-quality teaching. However, our faculty aims not only to be good teachers but to do meaningful research that promotes positive social change.”
To that end, the CSUSB Department of Economics provides students with real-world economic education through rigorous training and empirical analysis. According to the department’s website, students have utilized their economic degrees to start their own businesses, develop their careers in the finance industry, attend law school, and pursue graduate and doctoral degrees.
Other California State Universities joining CSUSB in the top 50 include: Cal State Los Angeles,  No. 9; Stanislaus State, No. 10; CSU Chico, No. 12; CSU Bakersfield, No. 14; Fresno State, No. 16; Cal State Long Beach, No. 23; Sacramento State, No. 25; Cal State Fullerton, No. 38; Cal State San Marcos, No. 40; and Cal State East Bay, No. 44.
To view the whole list of rankings and the methodology used to create this list, visit the Great Value Colleges website.