SDSU ‘underrated’ in national ranking, report says

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sdsuStudents3SAN DIEGO — San Diego State University is the ninth most underrated institution of higher learning in the United State, according to a report issued Wednesday by Business Insider.

The publication compared university and college rankings by U.S. News & World Report with mid-career salary rankings put out by PayScale to find what the authors called “outliers.”

SDSU, ranked 330th nationally in a composite of U.S. News & World Report rankings, and was No. 180 on the PayScale list with a mid-career salary of $84,700 for graduates, according to Business Insider.

“The school has obtained over $150 million for research, allowing students to get real hands-on experience that will help them succeed in the real world,” the article said.

SDSU’s wide range of majors — the school offers 189 bachelor’s degrees – – was noted by the publication.

No other San Diego colleges were listed, but other California schools that made the list were the University of the Pacific and University of San Francisco.

The University of Massachusetts-Lowell ranked first, primarily since most of the students take jobs in lucrative business and engineering fields.

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