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Posted July 12, 2017

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Cal State East Bay included in Money Magazine's newest college ranking

Cal State East Bay is one of the nation’s top “value added” public colleges, according to "The 50 Colleges That Add the Most Value" list published by Money Magazine this week.

The magazine ranked the university No. 12 out of 50 for helping students “do far better than would be expected from their academic and economic background.” According to the publication, rankings were created using a methodology that evaluates colleges on graduation rates, post-graduation earnings and student loan repayments. 

Cal State East Bay was named among a handful of other California public universities, including CSU Stanislaus, Sacramento State, San Jose State and UC Davis. 

In addition to the “value added” list, Money Magazine also recently placed Cal State East Bay at No. 156 out of 711 colleges on its “Best Colleges for Your Money” list, which ranked colleges based on educational quality, affordability and alumni success. According to the “best colleges” listing, Cal State East Bay alumni earn $50,700 on average during the first few years after graduation, and 56 percent of students receive “needs-based grants.” 

Other CSU campuses including Long Beach State, Fresno State, Cal State Los Angeles and Stanislaus State also made the list. 

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