The value of a Stanislaus State education continues to be recognized on a national scale, with Money magazine ranking Stan State No. 61 in the nation and No. 2 in the 23-campus California State University system for adding value to their graduates’ lives.
Money, which last year ranked Stanislaus State at No. 82 on this same list, bases its rankings on graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment, first eliminating schools from consideration that have negative grades in any area or have a six-year graduation rate below 50%.
“What’s impressive is when a college helps students do far better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds,” Money wrote in the report released earlier this week.
The CSU system did quite well in Money’s rankings, with 14 campuses (including Stanislaus) mentioned in the overall ranking of schools based on educational quality, affordability and graduate earnings. In addition, Chico State and Fresno State were named on Money’s list of the nation’s best 50 public colleges.