For a sixth consecutive year, Stan State’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the lives of its students has been recognized by CollegeNET, which has ranked the University No. 8 in the nation on its Social Mobility Index (SMI).
Stan State joins Cal Poly Pomona, Fresno State and Cal State Long Beach – all members of the California State University system – as the only colleges to be ranked in the top 20 in each of the six years the ranking has been produced. This year’s ranking represents an improvement of 11 positions for Stan State, which had been ranked No. 19 in both 2017 and 2018.
Baruch College, part of the City University of New York system, repeated as the top-ranked University in this report, but CSU campuses dominated the top tier, grabbing seven of the top 10 and 15 of the top 25 positions.
CollegeNET is a provider of web-based on-demand technologies for higher education. Colleges that emphasize and develop academic support programs to help low-income students obtain college degrees and good-paying jobs consistently rank high in the SMI.
This recognition follows a series of honors for Stan State in national publications. In the past three months, U.S. News & World Report named Stan State among the national leaders in seven different categories, and Washington Monthly named Stan State the No. 1 “Bang for the Buck” public college in the West Region, also ranking the University 13th in the nation for the quality of its master’s programs and No. 87 in the nation for the way it serves adult learners.
Earlier in August, in its hallmark “Best Colleges for the Money” category, MONEY magazine ranked Stan State No. 5 among the nation’s “Most Transformative Schools.” Also, for the 14th consecutive year, Stanislaus State was selected as one of the country’s top 385 colleges by The Princeton Review.