On Tuesday, U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 Best College ranked Fresno State as the nation’s best public university in graduation rate performances.
Universities were ranked based on their actual performance as compared to predicted performance based on student demographics, including spending per student, admissions selectivity and the proportion of undergraduates receiving Pell grants, said the Office of University Communications.
Fresno State ranks No. 1 for public universities and No. 3 overall.
After the university’s reclassification as a doctoral university, it joined the top research universities in the nation in rankings produced by the magazine. Fresno State is ranked No. 220 in the first tier out of all schools.
In addition to Fresno State, California State University, Fullerton and San Diego State University ranked in the first tier and San Francisco State was place in the second tier.