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The Master’s University, CSUN place high in US News Best College Rankings

Posted: September 13, 2016 11:05 p.m.
Updated: September 13, 2016 11:05 p.m.
Signal photo by Dan Watson. Signal photo by Dan Watson.
Signal photo by Dan Watson.

The Master’s University of Santa Clarita and California State University, Northridge ranked in several categories for U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best Colleges Rankings. 

The rankings were officially released Tuesday morning.

CSUN ranked No. 68 in Regional Universities West and No. 20 in Top Public Schools for Regional West Universities.

Nationally, CSUN ranked No. 42 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs, at schools where doctorates are not offered, and No. 218 in Best Undergraduate Business Programs.

For Regional Universities West, the Master’s University, formerly known as the Master’s College, ranked No. 15 in Best Value Schools, No. 20 in Best Colleges for Veterans and No. 35 in overall Regional Universities West.

U.S. News and World Report creates the annual Best College rankings for “families concerned with the academic value of their money.”

The universities and colleges are judged by 15 measures of academic excellence and weighted by U.S. News’ judgment on how much each measure matters.

The indicators include: graduation and first-year retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, graduation rate performance and high school counselor ratings.

Schools are then given a score and ranked against their peers.

Some colleges remain unranked because they do not use SAT or ACT scores in admission decisions for first-time, first-year, degree-seeking applicants.

U.S. News also did not rank 84 highly-specialized schools in arts, business and engineering.
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) was one of these unranked schools and fell in the Arts Schools category.

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