Our high rankings for academic excellence and social mobility are just one of the ways in which we demonstrate the power of a Stan State education. Our excellence is also reflected in the many accreditations across our departments, including a nationally ranked MBA program by U.S. News and World Report, #1 ranked online RN-BSN and nursing program ranked #7 in the State. With hundreds of Stan State students achieving membership in the nationally renowned Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Tri-Alpha National Honor Society for first-generation students, the first chapter in California and the West Coast, Stan State fosters student achievement and excellence.

Nationally-recognized academic excellence

The Princeton Review, US News and World Report, Forbes, and other national organizations have consistently recognized Stan State for excellence in academics for multiple years—one of just three California state schools to achieve this high level of recognition. Additional points: Details around reports/accolades, including multi-year inclusion

No. 4 Top Public Schools, No. 10 Regional Universities, No. 6 Best Colleges for Veterans, Among Best Programs for Social Work, Public Affairs and Part-time MBA from U.S. News & World Report (‘24) | Best Colleges in the West (‘24), Top 145 Online MBA Programs (‘23) from Princeton Review |No. 9 for Master’s Programs from Washington Monthly (’23) | No. 8 Best Colleges in California from Degreechoices (‘23) | No. 19 Online MBA program, No. 20 criminal justice degree program from Bestaccreditedcolleges.org (‘23)


Honor Societies

From the nationally-renowned Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society to multiple single-discipline honor societies, Stan State is proud to have honor students throughout every program on campus—representing high-achieving students from every background.

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  • Research with faculty
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Updated: January 02, 2024