Editorials : Guest Opinion: Top marks for UCSB, City College and Westmont

According to this year’s U.S. News & World Report, UCSB is the 10th-leading public, as distinct from private, college or university in the United States. Increasingly, on a national and international basis, Santa Barbara is identified with the University of California, Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara City College recently was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the 10 leading community colleges in America. Acting City College President Jack Friedlander was invited to the White House to share his ideas on innovation in America’s community colleges, together with other community college presidents, with President Obama. Forbes magazine ranked Westmont 76th among all colleges and universities in the United States. Among specifically Christian liberal arts colleges, Westmont usually is considered among the top handful in the nation. more

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