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CSUF Ranks No. 2 Among National Universities for Social Mobility

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Cal State Fullerton as a No. 2 top performer on social mobility out of more than 400 national universities listed in its 2024 Best Colleges rankings. The university climbed from its No. 7 top performer on social mobility ranking for 2023.

U.S. News’ Top Performers on Social Mobility list assesses the graduation rates of economically disadvantaged students. The ranking factors for its National Universities category were based on the graduation rates of Pell Grant-awarded students and first-generation students. 

Out of more than 40,386 enrolled undergraduate students in fall 2022, 16,931 students (41.9%) were eligible for Pell Grants.

U.S. News also recognized Cal State Fullerton and its undergraduate programs in the following categories:

  • No. 31 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • No. 40 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (non-doctorate)
  • No. 70 in Top Public Schools
  • No. 133 in National Universities
  • No. 135 in Undergraduate Business Programs
  • No. 154 in Nursing
  • No. 203 in Undergraduate Psychology Programs
  • No. 210 in Undergraduate Computer Science Programs
  • No. 211 in Best Value Schools