Bakersfield (1965), in the heart of the West Coast's
oil-production region, has the only public university petroleum
geology program west of the Rockies. Its GeoTechnology Center
is a state-of-the-art resource for petroleum geology students
and oil-industry professionals. Major oil companies look to
CSUB for graduates to fill petroleum geologist positions.
Channel Islands (2002) is Ventura County's first four-year
public university and the newest of the CSU campuses. The university—located
on a 670-acre campus of preserved natural coastal landscape—
emphasizes learning within and across disciplines through integrated
approaches and experiential and service learning.
Chico (1887) is a beautiful residential campus, with
90 percent of students living within a one-mile radius. The
second oldest CSU, it was the first university in the world
offering a graduate degree via satellite and is a distance education
trailblazer. Students have won recent national awards in business,
engineering, journalism, political science and speech.
Dominguez Hills (1960) primarily serves the South Bay-south
Los Angeles area. CSUDH offers its highly diverse student body
excellence in teacher education, business administration and
nursing (one of the largest in the West). Located on campus,
the Home Depot Center, an official Olympic training site, presents
world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, and cycling.
State (1911) is the premier regional university serving
central California's diverse, growing population. Fresno State
is the first university in the nation licensed to produce, bottle,
and sell wine commercially. Its Downing Planetarium is visited
by thousands annually, and the Smittcamp Family Honors College
admits 50 of California's top high school graduates annually
with full scholarships.
Fullerton (1957) combines the best qualities
of teaching and research universities, where actively engaged
students, faculty and staff work in close collaboration to expand
knowedge. It ranks fourth in the nation and first among CSU
campuses for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to students
of color. Its seven colleges offer 104 degree programs, including
48 at the graduate level.
Hayward (1957), now known as CSU East Bay, serves San
Francisco's East Bay area with a main campus in Hayward and
centers in Concord and Oakland. It has more than 1,500 international
students from more than 80 countries, the highest percentage
of any CSU campus. The College of Business and Economics offers
executive MBA programs on four continents with 30 global partners.
State University (1913) is on California's north coast,
set between the Pacific Ocean and redwood-covered mountains.
Famed for its excellence in natural resource and environmental
studies, Humboldt State adheres to its "learning through
doing" motto, providing students with opportunities to
dig into active fault zones to study earthquakes and research
Pacific marine life aboard the research vessel Coral Sea. It
is also the only California university with a NCAA Division
II football program.
Long Beach (1949), the first university to offer California's
high school valedictorians full scholarships, now provides more
than 380 scholarships annually under the President's Scholars
program. CSULB is a member of the Long Beach Education Partnership,
considered the national prototype of seamless education from
preschool through the master's degree.
State L.A. (1947) has opened doors of knowledge and
achievement for its more than 160,000 alumni. Led by an award-winning
faculty, its six colleges offer nationally recognized science,
arts, business and humanities programs. Today, its 21,000 students
have the advantage of learning at a hilltop setting in the heart
of one of the world's most powerful cities.
California Maritime Academy (1929) which joined the
CSU in 1995, is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies
in the U.S., and the only one on the West Coast. Its 4,000 graduated
cadets include the first woman to captain a commercial vessel.
Cal Maritime students enjoy 100 percent placement upon graduation,
thanks to a unique experiential learning curriculum that includes
a two-month international training cruise.
Monterey Bay (1994) provides a unique fusion of powerful
learning experiences emerging from applied learning, individualized
study, service learning, residential life, rich diversity, global
perspectives, sophisticated technologies, premiere location
and public affordability.
State Northridge (1958) is indispensable as the intellectual,
economic and cultural hub of the San Fernando Valley and beyond.
One of the largest universities in California, CSUN's excellent
and diverse offerings include a teacher preparation program
that the Carnegie Corporation has ranked as among the best in
the nation, a state-of-the-art aquatic therapy center, and exceptional
arts, science, and ethnic studies programs.
Poly Pomona (1938), with its learn-by-doing philosophy,
is internationally recognized for its many outstanding academic
programs. A recent partnership with the American Red Cross will
bring the nation's largest blood processing center to campus,
providing educational and research opportunities for students
and faculty, while creating jobs and economic prospects within
Sacramento (1947) is California's Capital University,
offering students and faculty extensive research and study opportunities
in the heart of state government. It houses the Center for California
Studies, a major policy center that operates the nationally
recognized Capitol Fellows program. The campus also has the
system's only government-journalism major and offers a joint
doctorate in public history.
San Bernardino (1960), set at the foot of the San Bernardino
Mountains, was named by students as the most beautiful campus
in the system. It is the only CSU offering an Arabic language
course and an Islamic history course. CSUSB recently created
the Inland California Television Network, which will broadcast
original programming and a nightly news program over cable and
the Inland Empire's PBS affiliate.
Diego State University (1897) is the largest university
in San Diego and the third largest in California. Its designation
as a Doctoral/Research University-Intensive places it among
the top 7 percent of U.S. higher education institutions. It
ranks among the top 100 public universities in the country in
research expenditures. Its undergraduate International Business
Program is also rated the nation's top study abroad program
by the Institute for International Education.
Francisco State University (1899), located in one of
the world's most vibrant, beautiful cities, is a center of cultural
innovation, civic engagement and scholarly inquiry. The campus
leads the CSU in the number of international students enrolled,
as well as the number of students participating in study abroad
programs. SFSU prepares students to navigate successfully in
an increasingly global society.
José State University (1857) is the metropolitan
university of Silicon Valley, providing more engineering, science
and business graduates to the area than any other university
in the nation. The oldest public university on the West Coast
and one of the largest CSU campuses, it has been ranked as one
of the top public universities in the West offering a full range
of bachelor's and master's degrees.
Poly San Luis Obispo (1901) is recognized by peer institutions
and U.S. News as one of the nation's finest public, primarily
undergraduate institutions. Its learn-by-doing philosophy defines
teaching, learning and living as a community. More than 100,000
alumni and students have benefited from the Cal Poly advantage
and have contributed to the state and nation's intellectual
and economic engines.
State San Marcos (1989) is northern San Diego County's
higher education leader, fostering quality of life through lifelong
personal growth and sustainable community development. Part
of a new generation of CSU campuses, it has a reputation for
innovative and rigorous education, business, arts, and science
programs. Students receive personal attention in a small campus
State University (1960) lies in the heart of the wine
country where its wine business program is unparalleled. Its
computer and engineering science program provides needed employees
for the state's telecom industry. It is California's sole representative
on the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Sonoma State's
Lifelong Learning Program for students aged 50+ is a model for
Stanislaus (1957) serves a diverse student body with
top programs in the arts, letters, sciences, teacher education
and business. Partnership programs in agriculture and nursing
meet regional workforce needs, while Global Affairs collaborations
offer students many study abroad opportunities. New facilities
include advanced technology labs for language, geography and
music, and a student residence expansion doubling on-campus