Fresno Pacific Pulls Ahead of Fresno State in National College Rankings

Sep 9, 2014

Credit Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

The results are in from the U.S. News and World Report’s latest college rankings: Fresno universities are both up and down from last year.

On a list of top regional universities in the west, Fresno State fell ten spots from 36th to 46th place.  When looking at just public regional universities in the west, Fresno State ranked 11th, down 3 spots from last year—behind such schools as Cal Poly and 4 others in the California State University system.

In turn, on the same list of regional universities in the west, Fresno Pacific University climbed from 42nd to 40th place this year—pulling ahead of Fresno State by 6 spots.

The lists include schools in the 15 westernmost states.  Ratings are based on factors including graduation rate, standardized test scores, class size and student-to-faculty ratio.