Soaring to new heights


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Latest Ranking

Fresno State was recently elevated to the higher national doctoral university category and now share this honor with top doctoral universities in the nation in the 2015 edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education rankings system. Read more.

#1 - U.S. News and World Report

  • Year: 2017
  • Top public university in the nation for graduation rate performance
  • Performance based on student demographics, including spending per student, admissions selectivity and the proportion of undergraduates receiving Pell grants
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#25 - Washington Monthly

  • Year: 2016
  • Only CSU campus and one of just seven California schools to be included in the top 30
  • Selected alongside seven Ivy League institutions
  • #1 School in the nation in commitment to spending federal work-study funds on public service (59% of work-study funds go to service)
  • Cited as an "instructive example" of schools that enroll many low-income students and help them graduate with a higher graduation rate than other typical universities
  • Students earn $3,600 more per year 10 years after starting school that statistics predict
  • Top 40 "best bang for the buck" among Western colleges regarding cost of a degree
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Top 20 - Firetail Limited, England

  • Year: 2016
  • Among "Class of 2030" - New generation of "challenger" universities that are quickly rising in world rankings and have an opportunity to become globally renowned in the next 10 to 20 years
  • Selected based on long-term vision with short-term execution of strategy; clear view of of the changing world and their role in it; robust plan to generate resources, people and culture needed to be successful; focus on innovation including harnessing new partnerships and institutional models; and outward-looking and impact-focused nature
  • Shares ranking with 19 other world-wide campuses as "rising stars" universities
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