FRESNO – The state of Fresno is named one of Washington Monthly’s top 30 national universities to best serve the country in social mobility, research, and civic engagement.

The magazine announced on Monday that Fresno state ranks 26th out of 389 private and public universities. Fresno State has six Ivy League facilities, seven University of California locations, MIT, and high-ranking Stanford University in the top 30.

For the fifth year in a row, Fresno State is the only California State University in the top 30 and, alongside Utah State University, one of two Mountain West Conference schools to make the list. Also among more than 400 members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Fresno State is the only one to achieve the magazine’s top ranking.

The university also ranked 23rd in the “Best Bang for the Buck: West” category for helping non-wealthy students achieve marketable degrees at affordable prices.

Washington Monthly, known for its annual ranking of American colleges and universities, has published a list of the top schools for the past 16 years, dubbed “Another Kind of College Ranking,” which draws colleges’ attention to their contribution to the Public conducts well, not prestige or wealth.

“These national rankings are further evidence that the Fresno State’s commitment to courageously educating and empowering our students to succeed is raising the university’s academic profile to a new level,” said Joseph I. Castro, President of Fresno State. “Our faculty and staff support and engage students in effective and innovative ways, and the university works as a unit with the community to develop partnerships that will work for our region, where more than 80% of our alumni stay and work. can be transformative. ”

Year after year, Fresno State continues to fulfill its mission of educating and empowering students through classroom learning, hands-on experience, and community collaboration. Examples include:

● The university’s first finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in Spring 2020. Danielle Richman, who graduated last May, was a Smittcamp Family Honors Scholar and Sports Student who excelled in the classroom and golf. She was a political scientist and double major with a passion for refugee and foreign policy. Kinesiology student Mistique Davis was one of 10 students nationwide selected as Frederick Douglass Global Fellow 2020.

● Although the COVID-19 pandemic brought many service learning initiatives to a halt, the university and its thousands of student, faculty, and staff volunteers did more than 1 million hours of community service for the eleventh year in a row.

● Fresno State expects the largest incoming class in the university’s history this fall, with approximately 3,700 freshmen and nearly 2,800 transfer students. Approximately 67% of the students in the incoming class are the first generation in their family to attend college.

A week ago, Fresno State was ranked 7th for Most Transformative Colleges and 40th for Best Public College in Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges” ranking.

Fresno State was reclassified to Carnegie Graduate School in 2016. This means that for the past five years it has been reviewed by the best doctoral institutions in the country rather than the best masters universities in the country. The State of Fresno offers doctorates in nursing, physical therapy, and educational leadership.

Washington Monthly 2020 Top 30 National Universities

1. Stanford University
2. Harvard University
3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4. Yale University
5. Princeton University
6. Duke University
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. Georgetown University
9. University of California, San Diego *
10. Utah State University *
11. University of California, Los Angeles *
12. Texas A&M University, College Station *
13. University of California, Davis *
14. Columbia University in the City of NY
15. University of Florida *
16. University of Washington, Seattle *
17. University of California, Berkeley *
18. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign *
19. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill *
20. University of California, Santa Barbara *
21. University of Wisconsin – Madison *
22. University of California, Irvine *
23. Notre Dame University
24. University of Chicago
25. Cornell University
26. California State University, Fresno *
27. University of California, Riverside *
28. University of Virginia *
29. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
30. Northwestern University

* Public institution

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