Campus: CSU Los Angeles -- September 1, 2004

Cal State L.A. Business and Engineering Programs Among the Best in the Nation

Los Angeles, CA -- U.S.News & World Report 2005 "America's Best Colleges" issue has ranked Cal State L.A.'s business and engineering programs among the nation's best undergraduate programs for the sixth year in a row. Cal State L.A. is the only public undergraduate (master's-awarding) university in the greater Los Angeles area making the top of these two lists.

Using a reputational survey sent in the spring of 2004 to determine the rankings, U.S.News ranked the business program of Cal State L.A.'s College of Business and Economics among the top 150 Undergraduate Business Programs (non-Ph.D.) in the United States. CSULA's undergraduate business moved up to #104 in this year's ranking, tied with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo among others and finished ahead of Loyola Marymount University.

U.S.News ranked the engineering program (#33) at CSULA's College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology among the Best 50 Undergraduate Engineering Programs (non-Ph.D.) in the United States. Listed in a separate category, Cal State L.A.'s undergraduate engineering program was ranked #17 among 21 top-rated schools specializing in the areas of electrical/electronic/communications.

To appear on U.S.News' undergraduate business survey, a school must have an undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. According to the U.S.News, this ranking of the country's top undergraduate business programs can help prospective corporate executives and entrepreneurs search for the right school for them.

To appear on U.S.News' undergraduate engineering survey, a school must have an undergraduate engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Accredited undergraduate engineering programs are split into two groups: those schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a Ph.D. and those schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a bachelor's or master's. According to U.S.News, schools whose highest engineering degree is a bachelor's or master's tend to be more focused on undergraduate education.

Contact: Carol Selkin, Media Relations Director (323) 343-3044


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