Reflecting the East Bay

  • September 6, 2019

When it comes to diversity, Cal State East Bay tops the charts. According to a new Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings list, the university is one of the most diverse (No. 5) in the nation

The rankings measure a school’s environment based on various factors, including the percentage of Pell Grant recipients as well as the diversity of students and staff, and the number of first-generation students enrolled. At Cal State East Bay, first-generation students make up 61 percent of the student population, and 41 percent received Pell Grants in 2018-19. 

Nine other campuses from the California State University made the top 27 list in the environment category, including California State University, Northridge and San Francisco State University. 

The Wall Street Journal listings also ranked universities in several other categories including resources, engagement and outcomes. Cal State East Bay was ranked 601 out of 800 overall. 

A full listing of the rankings and more information about the methodology used is available on the Wall Street Journal’s World University Rankings website