Aug 31, 2018
From ‘Best in the West’ to a ‘Cool School,’ HSU makes the cut on several college rankings for 2018.
For the third consecutive year, Washington Monthly magazine recognized Humboldt State in its national College Guide. This year HSU ranked No. 60 out of 150 master’s degree-granting universities.
“We rank 4-year schools (national universities, liberal arts colleges, baccalaureate colleges, and master’s universities) based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories. Those categories are: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country),” the magazine states.
Published annually since 2005, Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings often provide unexpected results, seeing famous private institutions perform lower than lesser-known schools.
For the full rankings, go to Washington Monthly’s website.
The Princeton Review also named HSU on two of its annual lists: “Best Western,” which recognizes “academically outstanding” schools internationally and in four U.S. regions; and “Green Colleges,” which lists environmentally responsible schools. The Green Colleges list is developed by looking at “whether students have a campus quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable; how well a school is preparing students for employment in the clean-energy economy of the 21st century as well as for citizenship in a world now defined by environmental concerns and opportunities; and how environmentally responsible a school’s policies are.”
And the Sierra Club recently named Humboldt State as one of its “Cool Schools,” recognizing the university for its commitment to sustainability. Read more about that honor here.
Student Loan Hero
The local community also got a nod from a national ranking. Arcata was ranked No. 15 in a list of colleges where it’s possible for students to earn their tuition while working 15 hours a week year-round during college.
The report, published by website Student Loan Hero, determined by looking at local minimum wages and tuitions that students can only pay their way by working at 2.8 percent of U.S. colleges.
“Fortunately, 41 cities are home to affordable colleges with tuition that can be paid for while earning the local minimum wage,” the report reads. See the full report here.