The Forbes Magazine Features University of California, Riverside Among America’s Top Colleges

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Sep 27, 2022


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According to Forbes magazine’s list of top universities, UC Riverside is the No. 33rd public institution. Due to the great culture and top-notch graduate and undergraduate programs, many UC campuses and 17 other universities, including UCR, made it to the top 50.

Key Takeaways

  • UCR ranked 33rd among 100s of educational institutions in Forbes magazine. 
  • Many clubs and organizations are available on campus for students to join and participate in extracurricular activities. 
  • Students who desire to enter the workforce after graduation can do so through UCR, which provides internship opportunities.

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Ranking Boost: UCR on the Forbes List 

On the Forbes list of 500 private and public colleges, UCR ranked 84th. MIT led this year’s ranking, with Stanford and UC Berkeley in second place. Families with annual income under $65,000 receive Pell Grant. It’s the most extensive government grant program available to undergraduate students.

As per this year’s Washington Monthly college rankings, the performance of Pell Grant students at UC Riverside ranked No. 4 worldwide among 444 colleges. 

Rankings are Given Based on Graduation Rates, Salaries, and Low Debt.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or IPEDS, and the College Scorecard are two federal databases included in the Forbes list’s method and many other databases used to estimate graduates’ earnings.

If students completed their education on schedule, received high wages, had little debt, and moved on to successful jobs, the schools would do well. 

Forbes now uses a new criterion to measure how soon graduates could pay off the cost of education. UCR also received rankings based on how it served low-income students in 2021. 

These changes allowed Forbes to reframe its data to assess alum wages.

The incomes of a university’s graduates account for 20% of its rating, 10% of student retention, 10% of academic success, and 15% of inclusion in Forbes’ various prestige lists, such as Forbes Under 30, Forbes 400, Richest Self-Made Women, and Most Powerful Women. The latter measures cost-vs.-earnings compared to high school graduates. 15% on graduates’ debt, 15% on graduation rate, and 15% on Return on Investment.

UC, Riverside: Not Only an Institute but a Place to Shape Your Future

Have you ever wondered why most of the time, UCR manages to make it to the top American universities list? It’s because a student at the University of California, Riverside, is not only a student but a person who can build his career. 

UCR has a wide range of courses that can help students in different fields and fields of study.

The campus offers many clubs and organizations where students can participate in extracurricular activities to develop their skills.

The university also offers internships and jobs for students who want to start full-time employment after graduation. UCR has many specializations that can help you decide your future career path. 

The campus also has many non-credit classes offered by the various departments so students can learn more about their interests and goals. It’s an excellent place for students who want to level up their education and build careers through its many programs, opportunities, and resources available at the university.

Regional K-16 Collaborative Program. 

To foster collaboration between the University of California system, K-12 school districts, and workforce partners, the government created the Regional K-16 Collaborative Program. The California government gave $18 million in funds to UCR to strengthen the pipelines between education and career.

The Department of General Services, Office of Public School Construction, and Foundation for California Community Colleges run this program.

Read Here: $18M for UCR and IE to Establish Education-to-Career Pipelines.

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Wrap Up!

Southern California is home to many fantastic universities, and UCR is one of those universities to make its space in the top 50 public universities on the Forbes list. As students begin their higher education journey, they should take some time to consider the wide range of opportunities and courses available at the university.


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