Take it to the Bank: SJSU Stars in Money Magazine’s 2024 Best Colleges Rankings

by | Jun 14, 2024 | Featured

When discussing the best universities in America, San José State University is high on the list, according to Money magazine’s
2024 The Best Colleges in America rankings released Wednesday.

Money ranked SJSU 4.5 out of 5 stars for the second year in a row, with colleges assessed on factors that revolved around quality, affordability and outcomes for graduates. 745 colleges were considered as part of these rankings. This is the second year that Money has used a star ranking system.  

“Being recognized in this ranking is a testament to the dedication of our faculty and staff, and reaffirms our commitment to providing world-class hands-on learning opportunities that prepare our students for success when they graduate,” said President Cynthia Teniente-Matson. “Spartans are changing the world, beginning here at the epicenter of the future, where inclusivity in creativity and innovation is driving societal change.”

SJSU also appeared on Money’s rankings for Best Public Colleges, Best Colleges in the West and Best Colleges with High Acceptance Rates. The university also remains Money magazine’s #1 Most Transformative University, an honor SJSU first received in 2020.

Money magazine said the following about SJSU: “At over 73%, its graduation rate is nearly 15% higher than predicted based on its student demographics, according to Money’s analysis. Like much of the California State University system, SJSU is regularly recognized for its accessibility, and it scores well on multiple measures of economic and social mobility.

See more rankings featuring SJSU on the Accomplishments page.