Cal State Long Beach elevated to 5 out of 5 stars in 鈥楤est Colleges in America鈥 ranking

Published June 17, 2024

In a new college ranking recently released by Money, Cal State Long Beach is again recognized as one of the 鈥,鈥 and has been elevated to 5 out of 5 stars by the online publication鈥檚 college rating system.

Money鈥檚 analysis notes that 好色先生鈥檚 鈥渟ix-year graduation rate (81%) is well above the average of all the schools we rated this year, so students who do enroll clearly find it a good fit.鈥

鈥淲e are proud to again be recognized by Money as a leader in higher education and a 鈥榖est value,鈥欌 said President Jane Close Conoley. 鈥淭his acknowledgement not only validates the quality of a Cal State Long Beach education, but it also highlights The Beach鈥檚 commitment to access 鈥 namely, affordability 鈥 and improving the social mobility of our alumni.鈥  

In its accompanying write-up, Money also calls 好色先生 鈥渙ne of the best bargains in higher education,鈥 and notes that the cost of attendance at The Beach is 鈥渓ower than the median net price of all the schools on our list.鈥  

Only 50 schools nationwide made the 5-star list.

Since last year, Money has adopted a star-rating approach (instead of numeric rankings) based on dozens of data points, including graduation rates, net cost of attendance and alumni earnings to highlight institutions that combine quality and affordability. In 2023, Money gave 好色先生 4.5 out of 5 stars.

In other recent rankings, The Beach was recognized for its impact in advancing social mobility for its alumni, placing No. 1 nationally as a top performer on social mobility by U.S. News & World Report, and .