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SDSU continues to be nationally recognized for quality education and value. SDSU continues to be nationally recognized for quality education and value.

SDSU Climbs the Forbes America's Best Value Colleges Ranking

SDSU has been ranked No. 30 among America's Best Value Colleges by Forbes, a significant increase from last year.
By SDSU News Team

San Diego State University was again named one of the nation’s best values as a university by Forbes magazine.

SDSU is ranked No. 30 in the Forbes America’s Best Value Colleges for 2019, up from No. 45 in 2018.

The ranking is No. 11 in California and the highest in the California State University system.

This rise in the ranking can be attributed to SDSU’s high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, abundant financial aid, low tuition cost and overall value. Forbes notes SDSU has an average in-state tuition of $5,742 and a student population of more than 34,680. More than 94,000 students applied to SDSU for fall 2019. SDSU’s growing student population can be attributed to the diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives. 

The Forbes Best Value College ranking compiles a list of top 300 colleges and universities based on alumni earnings, net price, net student debt, school quality, timely graduation and the number of Pell Grant recipients. 

Other National Rankings

SDSU continues to be nationally recognized for providing a quality education and an affordable and appropriate value.

Earlier this year, SDSU was named to the 2019 Princeton Review list “The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment.” This ranking highlighted SDSU’s rising graduation and continuation rates as well as the financial aid offerings, impressive study abroad opportunities, diverse student body and military friendly set up.
Last month, a number of SDSU’s graduate programs saw significant increases in their standing in the “2020 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School Ranking.” SDSU’s graduate program in public health ranked No. 23 of more than 170 schools, an increase of 16 spots from last year’s ranking of No. 39. SDSU’s College of Education ranked No. 53 in the nation among all universities. This is an increase from last year’s ranking of No. 54 and No. 57 just two years ago.

U.S. News & World Report also ranked SDSU No. 60 among top public universities in the nation.