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Rankings

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Our Excellence

ˮ State University is proud to be ranked among the most sustainable, distinctive, and transformative schools in the nation. We are nationally recognized for our innovative teaching and academic expertise in fields such as urban and public affairs. And we earn consistently high marks for being LGBTQ-friendly, bicycle-friendly, and environmentally-friendly by the organizations that care most about those issues. Check out all of our national rankings, and we think you’ll be proud, too.

Most Sustainable

The Princeton Review ranks ˮ State among the top 50 green colleges in the nation.

DZ𲵱ѲԱ.dzranks us in the Top 10 Colleges Where You Can Make a Difference in the Climate Crisis. We area certified bee campus, salmon safe, friendly to bicycles and ˮ is a Tree City USA. ˮ State is the first Fair Trade Certified university in Oregon. These rankings and certifications recognize our efforts to bring people together to find practical solutions for a more sustainable future.

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MOST LGBTQ-FRIENDLY

The Campus Pride Index ranks ˮ State among the Top 10 most LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the nation. We are proud to be recognized for creating a safer, more inclusive campus community. ˮ consistently earns five out of five stars and one of the best ratings in Oregon for welcoming and supporting queer and trans students.

Student Support

ˮ State is No. 8 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of top schools for service learning, a measure of how much we care about student success. All ˮ students complete hands-on community projects before they graduate.

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ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST
GREEN UNIVERSITIES

- Princeton Review

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OREGON'S MOST AFFORDABLE
RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

—Best Value Schools

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ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST
DIVERSE UNIVERSITIES

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#1 IN OREGON FOR
SERVICE LEARNING

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#1 IN OREGON FOR
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#15 TOP 50 GREEN
COLLEGES IN THE NATION

Undergraduate Rankings

  • No. 24Bachelor's in Business Online Degree Programs -U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • Best Undergraduate Business Programs - U.S. News & World Report 2023-24
  • Best Undergraduate Computer Science Programs - U.S. News & World Report 2023-24
  • Best Undergraduate Psychology Programs - U.S. News & World Report 2023-24
  • No. 27 Top 50 Graphic Design Schools in theU.S.-AnimationCareerReview.com 2023
  • No. 9 Top 50 Public Graphic Design Schools-AnimationCareerReview.com 2023
  • No. 7 Top 25 Graphic Design Schools in the West Coast -AnimationCareerReview.com 2023
  • No. 1 Top 5 Graphic Design School in Oregon- AnimationCareerReview.com 2023
  • Graphic Design BFA Programs in the U.S. -AnimationCareerReview.com 2022

ˮ Rankings

  • No. 73Business Online Degree Programs (non-MBA) -U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • No. 32Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans - U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • No. 82Best Online Master's in Education Programs - U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • No. 31Executive MBA Online Degree Programs in the U.S., International Business Times 2022
  • No. 36Public Health Programs - U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • No. 47Health Care Management Programs -U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • No. 19Rehabilitation Counseling Programs -U.S. News & World Report 2023
  • Best Online Master's in Public Health Degree Programs -PublicServiceDegrees.org 2022
  • No. 57 Public Affairs Programs -U.S. News & World Report 2023

UniversityRankings

  • No. 43Most Innovative Schools - U.S. News & World Report 2022-23
  • Top Performers on Social Mobility -U.S. News & World Report 2023-24
  • America's Best Colleges - No. 13Service Learning Programs that Lead to Student Success -U.S. News & World Report 2023-24
  • Best 300 National Universities - U.S. News & World Report 2022-23
  • Top 150 Public Schools -U.S. News & World Report 2022-23
  • Best 388Colleges -The Princeton Review 2023
  • Best Western Colleges -The Princeton Review 2023
  • No. 125 College Pulse Ranking of U.S. Colleges - Wall Street Journal 2024
  • No. 7 in Oregon America's Best-in-State Employers - Forbes 2022
  • Best Online College/University - College Consensus 2022
  • Best Online Public Health Degree Programs - PublicServiceDegrees.org 2022
  • Best Public Health Schools -U.S. News & World Report 2022-23
  • No. 13Best College Locations in America -Niche.com 2023
  • No. 1 Best College Locations in Oregon - Niche.com 2022
  • No. 14 Most Liberal Colleges in America - Niche.com 2022
  • Best College Food in America - Niche.com 2022
  • No. 7 Best In-State Employer - Forbes Magazine 2022

Sustainability Rankings

  • Gold STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System) 2022 Rating-Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Top Green Colleges -The Princeton Review 2024
  • Fair Trade Certified University - FairTradeCampaigns.org
  • Top 10 Colleges Where You Can Make a Difference in the Climate Crisis - CollegeMagazine.com 2022
  • Certified Bee Campus USA Institution -BeeCityUSA.org
  • Tree Campus USA- ArborDay.org
  • Salmon-Safe University- Salmonsafe.org