Student working on laptop outdoors at Cal State FullertonCalifornia Online Colleges ranks Cal State Fullerton as the Best Online College in California and the Best Value Online College, according to a review released in January that examined 1,506 online degrees across the Golden State.

CSUF leads a list of 20 public and private universities, which were assessed on program quality, student support and outcomes, and online support.

The recognition is particularly impactful in 2021, as most CSUF students have been studying virtually for nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to the pandemic, about 5% of the university’s 40,000 students were enrolled in fully online programs, which include bachelor’s degrees in business administration, humanities and social sciences, and sociology. A number of online graduate degrees and certificate programs also serve students, including an M.S. in information technology and certificates in data science, human resource management and digital marketing.

Looking specifically at value, the university also ranks first as the Best Value Online College in California and second for the Most Affordable Online Colleges in California, after Cal State Fresno.

CSUF is second in the Top Hispanic-serving Online Colleges and Universities in California and second in the Top Asian American and Pacific Islander American-serving Institutions in California rankings.

Read more about the university’s accolades in this CSUF News article.