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August 28, 2007 > CSUEB Named to U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Colleges' List

CSUEB Named to U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Colleges' List

Submitted By Barry Zepel

California State University, East Bayhasbeen recognized as a "top-tier" institution among master's-granting universities in the Westby the 2008 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" guide.

The annual college rankings listed CSUEB's master's departments among the top 60 in the region. It was one of 12 California State University campuses selected and one of eight Bay Area institutions named.

"Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its guide of America's best colleges is a noteworthy achievement" said Mo Qayoumi, president of California State University, East Bay. "It not only evidences the quality of our academic offerings, but also our commitment to delivering on the expectations and dreams of students of all backgrounds."

Cal State East Bay was also selected by the magazine's college guide as among the five most racially and ethnically diverse master's-granting institutions in the West and is among three CSUs noted in the category. It is one of only two schools from the Bay Area named in this category.

"As the region's high-access university of choice, we serve students from many ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds," Qayoumi said. "At the same time we recognize that all of our students share a common quest for knowledge, skills and guidance in order to realize their degree and career objectives."

U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on factors that include academic reputation, retention and graduation rates, student selectivity, student-faculty ratio, financial resources and alumni giving. Details on the magazine's methodology used for the rankings may be found at "How We Do the Rankings" at

Highlights of the rankings are scheduled for publication in the magazine's Aug. 27 issue of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2008 guidebook.

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