Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Fresno State Is Again Among Nation's Best Universities
GV-Wire-1
By gvwire
Published 5 years ago on
August 26, 2019

Share

The accolades continue for Fresno State, which has many missions, not the least of which is to graduate first-generation college students.
Washington Monthly ranked Fresno State No. 24 in the nation among out of 395 public and private colleges on its latest list of top national universities.
And, two weeks ago, the university placed No. 35 in Money Magazine’s top 50 “Best Public Colleges” list, which measures the quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.

portrait of Joseph Castro
“We are proud to be recognized as a leading public university in the nation for expanding educational opportunity for diverse students and conducting research that benefits all. — Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro
Four Straight Years in Top 25
Fresno State has cracked Washington Monthly’s Top 25 four consecutive years. This year’s rankings include six Ivy League institutions, six University of California campuses, MIT, and top-ranked Stanford University.
“We are proud to be recognized as a leading public university in the nation for expanding educational opportunity for diverse students and conducting research that benefits all,” said Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro in a statement. “Just as importantly, these rankings place a premium on public service, which transforms our surrounding communities, where more than 80% of our alumni choose to stay and work.”
Washington Monthly uses what it calls “a different kind of college ranking” and focuses on colleges that best serve the country instead of those best known for prestige and wealth.
“Real improvement will mean following the example of institutions like (Fresno State), our 24th-ranked national university, which enrolls an unusually large number of low-income and first-generation students and helps them graduate into good-paying jobs,” the magazine said.

Community Collaboration Drives University

In spring 2019, nearly 6,000 students — about 63% of whom are first-generation — graduated from Fresno State. It was the largest class in school history.
About 24,000 students are enrolled this fall, and nearly 90% are from the Central Valley. In addition, the 2019-20 state budget is providing funding for 1,000 upper-division transfer students in the spring semester.
An integral part of the Fresno State “experience” for students and staff is community collaboration.
Thousands of students, faculty and staff volunteers provided more than 1 million hours of service to the community this past year, just as they have done annually over the past decade. They paint murals at local schools, work with community benefit organizations, and run a camp for children dealing with a parent’s cancer diagnosis.

Washington Monthly uses what it calls “a different kind of college ranking” and focuses on colleges that best serve the country instead of those best known for prestige and wealth.
In addition, more undergraduates are working faculty on research. Examples include senior Micah Olivas and junior Alyssa Rivera — 2019 Goldwater Scholarship winners — who are looking at ways to treat cancer and other diseases.

Doctorates Offered in Nursing, Physical Therapy, Education

Fresno State was reclassified as a Carnegie doctoral university in 2016. Fresno State offers doctoral degrees in nursing, physical therapy, and educational leadership.
You can view Washington Monthly’s 2019 National University Rankings at this link.

Fresno State Ranks Among Top 100 Universities for Hispanics

Fresno State is among the “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” in four categories of The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine’s annual rankings.
The university ranked No. 22 for total enrollment of Hispanic students in four-year schools and No. 40 in awarding graduate degrees to Hispanics.
Fresno State also ranked high by major, placing second in the top 10 for awarding agricultural business and management degrees and eighth for awarding bachelor’s degrees in parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies. The rankings were based on 2017 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
 

DON'T MISS

Did Biden Do Right by Dropping Out? Valley Leaders Share Their Views

DON'T MISS

With Biden Out, Vice President Kamala Harris Has a Chance to Make History Again

DON'T MISS

‘Cold-Blooded’ Nancy Pelosi Was Key to Nudging Biden Out

DON'T MISS

Democrats Hail Biden’s Decision to Not Seek Reelection While Republicans Urge Him to Resign

DON'T MISS

Where Kamala Harris Stands on the Issues: Abortion, Immigration and More

DON'T MISS

How Will Democrats Replace Biden at the Top of the Presidential Ticket?

DON'T MISS

Tadej Pogacar Wins 3rd Tour de France in Dominating Fashion

DON'T MISS

What Happens Next: Joe Biden Wants To Pass the Baton to Kamala Harris

DON'T MISS

Pro-Lifers Helped Bring Trump to Power. Why Has He Abandoned Us?

DON'T MISS

Xander the Great! Schauffele Wins the British Open for His 2nd Major This Year

UP NEXT

Protecting Domestic Wells a Key Piece of Southern Fresno County Groundwater Agency’s Planning

UP NEXT

UC Merced Finally Annexed Into City Limits After Two Decades

UP NEXT

Meet Po: A Gentle Superhero Looking for a Home

UP NEXT

More Victims Come Forward in Dinuba Sex Assault Case

UP NEXT

Fresno Offers Free Movie Tickets for Seniors to Beat the Heat

UP NEXT

Fresno Airline Flights Cancelled Amid Global IT Shutdown

UP NEXT

Grape Expectations: A Day with Ray Krause, the Wine Wizard of Madera County

UP NEXT

911 Systems Disrupted in at Least 3 States

UP NEXT

Mourners Gather for Funeral of Man Slain at Trump Rally in Pennsylvania

UP NEXT

Fresno State’s Hopfe, Reedley College’s Gagnon Selected in MLB Draft

Democrats Hail Biden’s Decision to Not Seek Reelection While Republicans Urge Him to Resign

2 hours ago

Where Kamala Harris Stands on the Issues: Abortion, Immigration and More

3 hours ago

How Will Democrats Replace Biden at the Top of the Presidential Ticket?

3 hours ago

Tadej Pogacar Wins 3rd Tour de France in Dominating Fashion

3 hours ago

What Happens Next: Joe Biden Wants To Pass the Baton to Kamala Harris

4 hours ago

Pro-Lifers Helped Bring Trump to Power. Why Has He Abandoned Us?

4 hours ago

Xander the Great! Schauffele Wins the British Open for His 2nd Major This Year

4 hours ago

Biden Drops Out of Race, Scrambling the Campaign for the White House

4 hours ago

President Joe Biden Drops Out of the 2024 Presidential Race

5 hours ago

Protecting Domestic Wells a Key Piece of Southern Fresno County Groundwater Agency’s Planning

10 hours ago

Did Biden Do Right by Dropping Out? Valley Leaders Share Their Views

With news that President Joe Biden had dropped out of the race, leaders at the local, state, and national levels reacted — with some Republi...

2 hours ago

2 hours ago

Did Biden Do Right by Dropping Out? Valley Leaders Share Their Views

2 hours ago

With Biden Out, Vice President Kamala Harris Has a Chance to Make History Again

Photo of Nancy Pelosi
2 hours ago

‘Cold-Blooded’ Nancy Pelosi Was Key to Nudging Biden Out

2 hours ago

Democrats Hail Biden’s Decision to Not Seek Reelection While Republicans Urge Him to Resign

3 hours ago

Where Kamala Harris Stands on the Issues: Abortion, Immigration and More

3 hours ago

How Will Democrats Replace Biden at the Top of the Presidential Ticket?

3 hours ago

Tadej Pogacar Wins 3rd Tour de France in Dominating Fashion

4 hours ago

What Happens Next: Joe Biden Wants To Pass the Baton to Kamala Harris

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend