college rankings

October 9, 2000





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Asst.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Business, Engineering,
Rehabilitation Counseling and
Nursing Programs Get
Top National Rankings

Los Angeles, CA -- U.S. News & World Report 2001 "Best Colleges" issue has ranked Cal State L.A.'s business and engineering programs among the nation's best undergraduate programs for the second year in a row. Ranked among the top 70 colleges and universities for the first time was Cal State L.A.'s rehabilitation counseling program. The University's nursing master's degree program was rated among the top such programs, and one of only three-along with UCLA and USC-in the Los Angeles area.

U.S. News says its rankings of undergraduate business and engineering programs are "back by popular demand." Says U.S. News, "These rankings...are based solely on reputational data gathered from the programs' deans and senior faculty members."

As for the rankings in health professions, U.S. News says its rankings are "based on the results of surveys sent to deans, faculty, and administrators of accredited graduate programs. Scores for each school were averaged across all respondents who rated that school."

"This ranking is used throughout the nursing community," comments Judith Papenhausen, chair of the Nursing Department at Cal State L.A. "There are nearly 200 schools ranked and we are in the top 35 percent."

In the fall of 1999, surveys were conducted for nursing programs accredited by NLNAC, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (response rate: 53 percent), and rehabilitation counseling programs accredited by CORE, the Council on Rehabilitation Education (response rate: 66 percent). For nursing, only master's programs were surveyed (surveys conducted by Market Facts, Inc.).


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