UC San Diego was ranked as the 14th best college in the U.S. for value by Money magazine, based on the cost of attendance compared to future earnings, among other things.
The report’s authors called UCSD one of the top research universities in the world, “renowned for science programs and great teachers.” The report also lauded the school for graduating 86 percent of its students within six years, a rate 19 percent higher than other colleges with similar student bodies, in which 40 percent come from low-income families.
It takes the average UCSD student 4.4 years to graduate, and five years later, the average income is $53,700, according to the magazine.
On Monday, UCSD was named the 17th best university in the world by Saudi Arabia-based World University Rankings.
Of the 705 ranked colleges, San Diego State University ranked 246th. Among SDSU’s accolades were a graduation of 66 percent, or 4 percent higher than colleges in which students have similar test scores and economic backgrounds, along with student diversity and a location with a strong business and technology climate and great weather.
Also on the Money list:
— National University, 282;
— Point Loma Nazarene University, 400;
— University of San Diego, 486; and
— Cal State San Marcos, 492.
Money listed the top five value universities as Princeton, Michigan, Harvard, Rice and UC Berkeley.
—City News Service
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