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CSUB ranks 213 in "Best Colleges For Your Money"

Posted at 12:27 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 15:27:12-04

Cal State Bakersfield ranked 213 in a recent "Best Colleges For Your Money" list from

The list ranked 727 schools based on a variety of criteria, including estimated cost, average student debt and career earnings.

The list can be found here, and a excerpt can be found below:

"Since its founding a handful of decades ago, California State University, Bakersfield has become one of the best colleges at vaulting diverse students up the socioeconomic ladder. The school's some 9,300 undergrads and 1,200 graduate students are predominantly women and people of color, most of whom qualify for the university's affordable in-state tuition. CSU Bakersfield offers over 50 bachelor's and master's degree programs spread over four schools: arts and humanities; business and public administration; natural sciences, mathematics and engineering; and social sciences and education. The university couples strong STEM offerings with wide-ranging humanities courses and a flexible interdisciplinary major program, which lets students meld two or more fields into a customized academic path. Located in one of the most oil-rich counties in California, the university also houses a renowned petroleum geology program that readies students for the energy industry. CSU Bakersfield has a reputation as a commuter school -- about 95% of students live off campus. But the school's some 85 student organizations and 16 Division I sports teams ensure there's always an event to attend or a game in which you can cheer on the Roadrunners -- "Runners," as students call them. And if students want a taste of the big city, well, they can run down the road to Los Angeles, a two-hour drive away."