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Storm, Nasatir and Charles Hostler Hall Complex (Photo: Jim Brady) Storm, Nasatir and Charles Hostler Hall Complex (Photo: Jim Brady)

A New National Ranking for SDSU

Business First ranks SDSU among the nation’s best public universities.
By Katie White

San Diego State University is among the 100 best public universities in the nation according to a ranking released this week by Business First.

Business First ranked 499 public universities based on 22 indicators of academic excellence, affordability, diversity and economic strength. SDSU ranked No. 79 in the nation and No. 8 on a list of 29 California institutions included in the rankings.

The top scores went to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, impressive earnings by alumni, generous resources, affordable tuition and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.

The University of Michigan came in No. 1 in the rankings; the University of California, Berkeley was the top-ranked California institution.

Business First is owned by American City Business Journals Inc., the nation's largest publisher of local business news and information. The publication’s study is based on an array of the latest data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Climbing the ranks

SDSU has recently been recognized by a number of prestigious publications for its outstanding programs.

U.S. News and World Report ranked SDSU’s graduate programs in education (No. 57) and aerospace engineering (No. 37) among the best in the nation.

SDSU also ranks among the country's best universities for entrepreneurship, study abroad, sustainability, diversity and military veterans.