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.
County officials say it will create jobs and provide much needed services, but opponents of a new county welfare and probation office say it's all wrong for their community.
Cal Fire responded to a call just before 7:30 Tuesday morning reporting the death of a child in Descanso.
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Chula Vista Police on Sunday were trying to determine how a man's body ended up in the middle of the street. Someone first spotted him early in the morning in the westbound lanes of Buena Vista Way near Rancho Del Rey Parkway.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic elected officials toured a San Diego-area immigration-detention facility housing migrant children Monday, as the rhetoric over the policy of separating children from parents crossing the border illegally continued to escalate.