Five Inland Empire universities have been ranked among the best four-year schools in the category providing good degrees at an affordable price.
Cal State San Bernardino (12), UC Riverside (40), University of Redlands (58) Cal Baptist University (120), and La Sierra University (155) were listed in Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges in the western United States.
That category included 210 schools. Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Stanislaus, Brigham Young University, Cal State Northridge, and Cal State Dominguez made up the top five.
Schools in the Northeast, Southeast, South, and Midwest were also ranked in those categories.
Colleges were ranked based on average net prices paid by first-time, full-time, in-state students, all of whose families had annual incomes less than $75,000 during the last three years.
“The Washington Monthly gives points to those [colleges and universities] that help non-wealthy students earn [marketable] degrees, that encourage students to vote and serve their country, and that produce the scholars and scholarship that drive economic growth and human betterment,” the magazine states.