The California State University is consistently renowned for its academic excellence and contributions to the public good. Each year, the 23 CSU campuses have received accolades for providing quality education, ensuring access and affordability, and serving as an engine of social mobility.
All 23 campuses have been acknowledged as top universities in both the nation and the state.
America's Top CollegesForbes | 22 Campuses
Best UniversitiesWashington Monthly | All 23 Campuses
Best CollegesU.S News & World Report | All 23 Campuses
Best Public CollegesMoney Magazine | 16 Campuses
Best in the WestPrinceton Review | 8 Campuses
The CSU offers unparalleled value, with high-quality academic programs for some of the most affordable tuition costs in the nation.
Best Bang for the Buck: WestWashington Monthly | All 23 Campuses
Best Colleges for Your MoneyMoney Magazine | 21 Campuses
Best Value in the WestU.S. News & World Report | 6 Campuses
24 Colleges with the Best ROIBusiness Insider | 4 Campuses
The transformative power of a CSU degree to propel disadvantaged students into higher-paying jobs is recognized year after year.
2022 Social Mobility IndexCollegeNET | All 23 Campuses
Top Performers of Social MobilityU.S. News & World Report | All 23 Campuses
Social Mobility ElevatorsEducation Reform Now | 13 Campuses
Upward MobilityThe Equality of Opportunity Project | 2 Campuses
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