Chico State boasts advances in university rankings


Jacob Collier

Kendall Hall, on the Chico State campus.

Chico State has risen above its 2020 placements in two categories this year, according to Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Ranking.

Washington Monthly is a periodical dedicated to ranking four-year universities into categories that highlight the institutions’ ability to provide quality education despite students’ financial hardships and in accordance with national accreditation.

It claims that its ranking system is a response to “U.S. News & World Report, which relies on crude and easily manipulated measures of wealth, exclusivity, and prestige.”

The metrics by which Washington Monthly measures institutions of higher education are extensive, including percentages of Pell Grant awardees, student population and graduation rates.

Jerry Ross, associate vice president for Enrollment Management at Chico State, said he’s pleased to see Washington Monthly’s continued recognition of the university.

“These rankings,” Ross said, “are a testament to our talented faculty, the high-quality academic programs we offer and our shared dedication to student success.”

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