HSU Named a Top Master’s University for Second Straight Year

Humboldt State was ranked No. 39 out of 632 master’s degree-granting universities by the national College Guide published recently by Washington Monthly magazine.

“We rate schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country),” the magazine states.

In 2016, HSU made Washington Monthly’s list, ranking No. 53 out of 634 master’s degree-granting universities. The Princeton Review recently recognized HSU, as well, naming the University one of the best colleges in the West.

Published annually since 2005, Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings often provide unexpected results, seeing famous private institutions perform lower than lesser-known schools.

“Instead of assuming that the most expensive schools are also the best, we recognize universities that produce research, train the next generation of scientists and PhDs, and instill their graduates with an ethos of public service,” writes Kevin Carey in Washington Monthly.

The rankings are made based on a sample of 1,404 total colleges, which includes public, private nonprofit, and for-profit colleges. For the full rankings, go to Washington Monthly’s website.