Rankings and Awards

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Overall Excellence

  • USA News and World Report Top Public Schools — No. 34
  • CNBC Top 50 US Colleges That Pay Off the Most — No. 25
  • Forbes Top Colleges — No. 207
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Diversity

  • U.S. News and World Report Most Diverse Colleges
  • USA Today Most Diverse Universities — No. 13
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED Award
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Affordability and Value

  • Money magazine Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value — No. 62.
  • Washington Monthly’s America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges — No. 49.
  • CNBC Make It Top Colleges that Pay Off the Most — No. 50
  • College Consensus Best Values Schools — No. 42
  • Stacker.com Public Colleges Best Return on Investment — No. 65
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Social Mobility

  • CollegeNet.com Social Mobility Index — Top 2%
  • U.S. News and World Report Top Performers on Social Mobility — No. 34
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Online Campus

  • CollegeConsensus.Com: Best Online Colleges and Universities — No. 38
  • CA Online Colleges: Best Online Colleges in California — No. 10
  • GuideToOnlineSchools.com: Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in California — No. 6
  • Plexuss: Best Online College or University in CA Offering a Bachelor's Degree — No. 2
  • University HQ: Best Online Bachelor's Degrees — No. 46
  • ValueColleges.com: Best Online Schools in California — No. 3
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Academic Programs

  • Princeton Review — Best Business Schools (West)
  • Study.com Best Online Business Schools — No. 27
  • San Francisco Business Times: Largest Bay Area MBA Programs — No. 5
  • RNtoMSN.org Most Affordable RN to BSN Online Nursing Programs in California — No. 2
  • Study.com Best Bachelor's Degrees in Sociology — No. 21
  • Study.com Bachelor's Degrees in Human Development & Family Studies — No. 9
  • Plexuss.com Best Hospitality Management Schools in CA — No. 5
  • Plexuss.com Best Industrial Engineering Programs in CA — No. 4
  • Plexuss.com Best Criminal Justice Programs in CA — No. 4