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CSU Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield, in the heart of the West Coast’s oil-production region, has the only petroleum-geology program offered by a public university west of the Rockies. Its GeoTechnology Center is a state-of-the-art resource for petroleum-geology students and oil industry professionals. Additionally, CSUB’s School of Business and Public Administration ranks in the top 20 percent of American business schools. CSU Bakersfield is educating the future professionals of the rapidly growing southern San Joaquin Valley.


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CSU Bakersfield's Annual Spending chart






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CSU Bakersfield’s annual impact on the San Joaquin Valley region is enormous. Annual spending related to CSU Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley region ($136 million) generates a total impact of more than $239 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains 4,600 jobs in the region, and generates more than $12 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—more than $305 million of the earnings by alumni from CSU Bakersfield are attributable to their CSU degrees.


CSU Bakersfield improves California’s economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Nearly one in five CSU Bakersfield graduates chooses a career in the business and professional services industry—accounting, public administration, advertising and public relations, and human resource management.



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Last Updated: April 27, 2005