LA JOLLA (CNS) - UC San Diego scored the number one spot, for the second year in a row, in a list of U.S. colleges that benefit the country, according to rankings posted Monday by the Washington Monthly.
UCSD was so rated despite concerns expressed in the article about California's billion-dollar cuts in higher education spending.
The university got high marks for the amount of money spent on research, award-winning faculty, faculty in national academies and community service participation.
"It's an honor for UC San Diego to be recognized again for our tradition of service to the community and the nation," said UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. "We are rightfully proud that the spirit of civic engagement and the principle of `giving back' serve as the foundation of our greatest achievements."
The Washington Monthly ranked universities on upward mobility for students, research and service programs.
The University of San Diego was No. 64 on the publication's list, noted also for community service participation and ROTC membership.
San Diego State University was No. 139, helped by a graduation rate 12 percentage points higher than the predicted figure.
In a separate category for Master's Universities, Point Loma Nazarene University was No. 28.
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A deep marine layer settled over much of San Diego County Wednesday, including far into the inland valleys.
Sixteen people and at least one dog fled from a burning home Wednesday morning in the Oak Park neighborhood just minutes before the house became fully engulfed in flames, authorities said.
The Carlsbad City Council on Tuesday denied the Planning Commission’s approval for a liquor license at K1 Speed, the indoor go-kart racing company, but did approve a restaurant.
The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday warned U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain parts of Mexico due to the activities of criminal organizations in those areas.
A federal judge who has been a frequent target of President Donald Trump's scorn on Tuesday urged a quick trial for a Mexican man who had been shielded from being deported from the U.S. and claims he was wrongly expelled.
Solarte homered and drove in a career-high six runs, Austin Hedges also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-4 on Tuesday night.
A 9-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties after being abducted by his father, who was suspected of first killing the child's mother, was located safe Tuesday.
Four community meetings will be held in San Diego to take public input on selection of a new police chief, the city announced Tuesday.