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.
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.