Cal State Long Beach Ranking Profile

Established in 1949, California State University, Long Beach (Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, or LBSU) is the largest campus of the California State University system and the second largest university in the state of California by enrollment. The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

CSULB has the following academic colleges:
- College of the Arts
- College of Business Administration
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Health & Human Services
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- College of Continuing and Professional Education

The undergraduate and graduate programs of the College of Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). The Master's of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The graduate program in health administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Management Education (CAHME) and the undergraduate program in health administration is a fully certified member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).


- Rated the 4th best university among all public master’s universities in the western United States (2010 edition of U.S.News & World Report's America’s Best Colleges Guide). Overall, it was listed as the 26th best among the 116 western public and private master’s universities.  It was ranked third lowest among master’s universities in the west in the “Least Debt” category. The College of Engineering was also placed among the best undergraduate engineering programs in the nation.

- 4th among the best public master’s universities in the west, moving up from 5th in 2008 (USNWR 2009).

- Ranked 21st in the nation in awarding graduate degrees to minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education 2009 list of Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers. It is also ranked highly in a number of categories on the list:
- No. 4 in awarding graduate degrees in English language and literature to minority students.
- No. 4 in awarding graduate degrees in foreign languages, literatures and linguistics.
- No. 4 in public administration and social service professions.
- No. 5 in philosophy and religious studies.
- No. 6 in the mathematic and statistics category.
- No. 9 in awarding graduate degrees to Hispanic students.
- No. 23 in awarding graduate degrees to students of Asian descent.
- 60th for Social Work program, 128th for Speech-Language Pathology program (U.S. News & World Report 2009 Edition).

- It is the Number One campus in the nation amongst Master's level universities for producing students who go on to earn doctoral degrees in the Sciences (National Science Foundation).

- Placed among the "Best in the West" by The Princeton Review in its Web site feature "2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region".

- Placed among the top 50 best value public colleges in the nation according to a list of 100 "Best Value Colleges for 2009" (by The Princeton Review & USA Today).

- The College of Business Administration was listed in The Princeton Review’s 2009 ‘Best 296 Business Schools’. It is the only California business school to have received the California Prospector Award.

- Rated the No. 3 best value public college in the nation in the “Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges” list in the 2007 edition of The Princeton Review's book America’s Best Value Colleges.

- The Department of Health Care Administration is placed among the nation's top business graduate schools for physician executives, according to the Modern Healthcare magazine (April 14,2008).

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