U.S. News & World Report Ranks Stan State a Top 10 Western Public University

September 10, 2018


Stanislaus State has been ranked as one of the West’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report for 23 consecutive years, and this year’s rankings break new ground for Stan State.

According to the annual rankings released this morning, Stan State is a top 10 public university in the Western region, moving up from No. 13 in last year’s rankings, in addition to being ranked No. 48 overall, up seven spots in one year and an improvement of 13 spots over the last two years.

In addition, the publication ranks Stan State’s undergraduate business program as one of the top 350 in the nation, public or private.

U.S. News & World Report’s general excellence methodology considers data from 16 areas related to the quality of academic programs, then ranks schools according to a composite score. The “Best Colleges 2019” guidebook will be on newsstands Oct. 16.

This ranking is the latest in a series from national publications that highlight Stanislaus State’s high-quality academics and accessibility. In August, Washington Monthly ranked the University the No. 1 “Bang for the Buck” four-year college in the West Region. Earlier this summer, in its national “Best Colleges for the Money” category, Money magazine moved Stan State into the top 50 for the first time, placing the University at No. 49 overall and No. 31 among public schools. Also, for the 13th consecutive year, Stanislaus State was selected as one of the country’s top 384 colleges by The Princeton Review.