FPU east hall

Fresno Pacific University’s East Hall freshman housing building is shown in this photo from the university.

published on September 5, 2017 - 10:35 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Washington Monthly, which ranks universities for quality, value and student success, has named Fresno Pacific University No. 32 on its “Best Bang for Your Buck-West” list.

The list measures “the extent to which they charge students who aren’t rich a reasonable price for a quality education that will advance them in their careers,” according to the magazine’s website. Top-ranked schools succeed at enrolling low-income students and helping them graduate and find good jobs.

“We are proud to be known as an example of quality and affordability,” said Jon Endicott, vice president of enrollment management, in a statement. “We make it a priority to serve students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college, and families that both value higher education as an investment, and are justifiably concerned about costs.”

Adding additional meaning to the honor, according to a news release, is that Fresno Pacific University is ranked highest among California schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. The university is also ranked 136 among National Universities-Master’s.

Washington Monthly also recently ranked Fresno State the nation’s No. 17 university.

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