EastBay Today

Posted October 23, 2020

Awards and Recognitions 2020

Cal State East Bay tops national college ranking lists for online classes, value, diversity

Each year, websites and organizations rank universities and colleges around the nation. They look at diversity, types of degrees, social mobility and more.

This year, Cal State East Bay was recognized on several 2020-21 lists such as the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and the Wall Street Journal. Also of note, several top rankings nationwide for online programs and value. 

Here is a look at the various rankings Cal State East Bay received this year: 

College Consensus 

Best Online Colleges and Universities (No. 38

CNBC Make It 

Top Colleges that Pay Off the Most  (No. 50)


2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in California (No. 6 nationwide

2020 Best Online Colleges (No. 14 nationwide

2020 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree (No. 16 nationwide


50 Best Health Science Degrees (No. 10

Best Online Colleges in California (No. 11

San Francisco Business Times 

Largest Bay Area MBA Programs (No. 5


2020 Best Online Schools in California (No. 3 statewide

The Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine 

Top 100 Grand Total Bachelor’s Degrees (No. 60

Top 100 Total Enrollment (No. 92

The Princeton Review 

2020 Best Business Schools in the West 

2020 Best Business Schools 

The Stacker.com

2020 Public Colleges Best Return on Investment (No. 65

 U.S. News & World Report 

2021 Greatest Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the West (No. 1

2021 Top Performers on Social Mobility (No. 28

2021 Top Public Schools (No. 39

2021 Regional Universities in the West (No. 80

Wall Street Journal 

2020 Environment/Diversity (No. 5

Washington Monthly 

America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges (No. 49

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