Sonoma State University is ranked among the best colleges in the West. According to Forbes Magazine, SSU is ranked number 88 in the West, and among public colleges nationwide, SSU is ranked at number 150. The magazine based its rankings on academic success, graduation rates, alumni salaries and debt upon graduation.
“We are proud of the fact that within the past year we have been recognized by Forbes as a university that offers both a quality education and a great value,” said SSU President Judy K. Sakaki. “We continue to be focused on student success and academic excellence.”
In a prepared statement, the CSU system also said, “The recognition of these CSU campuses from Forbes is a testament to progress made by the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025, which is helping to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps and prepare the skilled workforce needed to power the nation’s economy.”
The school was also recently placed in Princeton Review’s top 384 colleges for a fourth consecutive year.