California State University-Los Angeles US News Ranking
Amongst many different web based directories that rate universities, US News and World Report is most likely one of the most well recognized. They have 1800+ educational institutions in their website, and 1300+ are displayed in the ranking lists.
College or university listings depend on 10+ different criteria, which assess important parts of college experience.
Due to various factors not all the educational institutions in the U.S.News database are rated.
In 2012, the U.S. News & World Report Rankings contained details on 1391 universities . The compiled figures is gathered from numerous sources like Council for Aid to Education, National Collegiate Athletic Association and U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics. These resources are used when the university itself refuses or doesn’t produce the data itself. In such instances this is listed in the footnotes.
The criteria that is used in US News and World Report Listings -
Undergraduate academic reputation (22,5 or 25 %, depending on whether the school is National or Regional)
Retention rate (20% or 25%, depending on whether the school is National or Regional)
Faculty Resources (20%). This contains information about size of the classes, faculty salary, student-faculty ratio and portion of the faculty that are full time.