Fresno is one of the best colleges in the country when it comes to quality, affordability and results, ranking 29th in the Money’s New ranking List of the best colleges of 2022reported on Monday the online financial publication.
This year, for the first time, Money split its annual ranking into two lists: a top ranking of 623 colleges across the country and an average ranking of the country’s 48 most polling schools. Money’s Best Colleges list of best colleges is designed to help families look at the costs and payouts of any university they consider highlights colleges that help students graduate and set them up to work with above-average salaries. One of Money’s main messages this year is that college doesn’t have to be over-selective to be a good investment.
Fresno State is one of the 11 campuses of the University of California in the top 50 main list. In the Money subcategories, Fresno ranked 25th The best public colleges and No. 17 for The best college in the West.
“This new Money rating report confirms Fresno’s commitment to giving our students the opportunity to learn, engage and become visionary leaders,” said Fresno President Saul Jimenez-Sandaval. “The sincere efforts of our faculty and staff lead to a comprehensive higher education that changes the lives of our talented and diverse students, which in turn empowers our communities, the state and the world.”
The ranking includes only US colleges that have sufficiently reliable data for analysis. The collection and analysis of data was managed by Money’s partner in the Witlytic rating, but the Money editorial office is responsible for the final decisions.
Colleges and universities were awarded for 24 factors of quality, affordability and results. Money has made several changes to its rankings this year, including removing Payscale earnings data and calculating salaries weighted by majors, making it difficult to compare college figures this year with previous years. Fresno has been on the list of Money’s top colleges since 2016, except for 2021, when Money did not publish a ranking list.
Nearly 25,000 students study in Fresno, 66% of whom are the first in their families to graduate from college. The University remains one of the most accessible campuses on the California State University system when it comes to tuition. The University has the lowest compulsory fees on campus at CSU, including fees for medical services and tuition-related activities.