(May 25, 2022) — Two Central Valley Higher Education Consortium members were ranked in the Top 50 of Money’s 2022 Best Colleges list, the national magazine announced this month with Stanislaus State ranking No.10 and Fresno State ranking No. 17 for “Best College in the West.”
They were among 11 California State University campuses in the top 50 of the main list.
Stanislaus State is also ranked No. 19 in the nation on Money’s 2022 list of “Best Colleges in America, Ranked by Value” while Fresno State is ranked No. 29 in the magazine’s new 2022 Best Colleges list. Fresno State also ranked No. 25 for Best Public Colleges .
Stanislaus also received points for its focus on teaching underrepresented populations and empowering the upward mobility of its students, who usually earn starting salaries that average nearly $54,000 a year after graduation.
This year, for the first time, Money separated its annual rankings into two lists: a main ranking of 623 colleges nationwide and a secondary ranking of the nation’s 48 most selective schools. Designed to help families look at the costs and payoffs of any university they consider, Money’s Best Colleges list highlights colleges that have a record of helping students graduate and launching them into jobs with above-average wages. One of Money’s main messages this year is that a college doesn’t need to be super selective to be a good investment.
The colleges and universities were ranked on 24 factors in quality, affordability and outcomes. Money made several changes to its rankings calculations this year, including removing Payscale earnings data and calculating earnings weighted by majors differently, which makes it difficult to compare a college’s performance this year with previous years.
• FresnoStateNews.com press release: Fresno State makes the top 50 of Money’s 2022 Best Colleges list
• Stanislaus State press release: Stan State Ranks No. 19 in the Nation on MONEY Magazine’s Best Colleges List