Stan State Soars into Top 50 in MONEY Magazine’s List of Best Colleges for the Money

August 15, 2018


The value of education received at Stanislaus State has been recognized again by MONEY magazine, which on Monday ranked the University high in several categories in its annual Best Colleges for the Money edition.

In its hallmark “Best Colleges for the Money” category, the national publication moved Stan State into the top 50 for the first time, placing the University at No. 49 overall and No. 31 among public schools. Stan State was No. 82 overall on the same list last year.

The magazine also produced several other lists based on additional filters, ranking Stan State No. 11 in the nation among universities with a 50 percent or higher student acceptance rate and No. 36 on its list of “Most Transformative Colleges.”

For its primary list, MONEY magazine used a methodology ranking universities in three areas: quality of education, affordability and student outcomes, with each counting toward one-third of the final grade.