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Fresno Pacific University honored 547 graduates during its spring commencement ceremony at Selland Arena Friday night, May 6, 2016 in Fresno, Calif.
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Fresno Pacific University honored 547 graduates during its spring commencement ceremony at Selland Arena Friday night, May 6, 2016 in Fresno, Calif.

Fresno Pacific University was named one of the best schools for transfer students by Money magazine Tuesday in a new ranking that looked at transfer students’ enrollment and graduation rates.

The school is no. 11 out of a list of 50 schools nationwide. California schools make up a majority of the top schools, with UCLA and UC Berkeley at no. 1 and no. 2, respectively. Fresno State also made the list at no. 44.

According to the magazine, over one-third of freshmen students will transfer schools during their academic careers.

“At these 50 colleges, transfer students do as well as— and often better than —their peers on campus,” the introduction to the ranking says.

Fresno Pacific’s Vice President of Enrollment Management Jon Endicott said transfer students were a vital part of university life.

“Whether they come to us in their 20s as traditional students or in their 40s with family and workplace responsibilities, we help them make their education possible,” Endicott said in a statement. “Often these are the very students who learn in the communities where they live and work, contributing to the success of the Valley as well as themselves and their families.”

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