The 23 CSU campuses reach from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the south, touching the many communities between. Each is unique in its culture and focus, but all are united in their mission: to provide opportunities for social mobility to California's diverse population, to prepare students for success in their careers and their communities, and to bring leadership to California's economy and culture.
Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that has been committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service and community engagement since its founding in 1965.
Learn More about CSU Bakersfield
California State University, Channel Islands, founded in 2002, is the youngest of the 23 CSU campuses.
Learn More about CSU Channel Islands
California State University, Chico, founded in 1887, is the second oldest CSU campus in the state.
Learn More about Chico State
California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.
Learn More about CSU Dominguez Hills
For more than 60 years, California State University, East Bay has served the Bay Area as part of the California State University system, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement through its academic programs and leadership.
Learn More about Cal State East Bay
California State University, Fresno serves the richly diverse region of Central California. The U.S. Department of Education designates Fresno State as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.
Learn More about Fresno State
California State University, Fullerton, founded in 1957, supports its students through educational experiences and research and is ranked number three on U.S. News & World Report’s Top Public School list.
Learn More about Cal State Fullerton
California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt was founded as a teacher's college in 1913. Over the last century, it grew from an institution focused solely on teacher education to an accredited university with extensive research facilities.
Learn More About Cal Poly Humboldt
Founded as a state college in 1949, California State University, Long Beach gained university status in 1972. Its 322-acre campus is located 25 miles from Los Angeles and three miles from the Pacific Ocean.
Learn More about Cal State Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles, founded in 1947, is consistently ranked number one in the United States for its upward mobility of students.
Learn More about Cal State LA
California State University Maritime Academy is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States and the only one on the West Coast. Founded in 1929, it adopted coeducation in 1973.
Learn More about Maritime Academy
California State University, Monterey Bay was founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders.
Learn More about CSU Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge is a vibrant, diverse university community located on a 356-acre campus in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
Learn More about CSUN
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, founded in 1938, uses experiential learning, discovery and innovation to cultivate success.
Learn More about Cal Poly Pomona
Located in the capital of California, California State University, Sacramento is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.
Learn More about Sacramento State
Founded in 1962, California State University, San Bernardino sits in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, 55 miles east of Los Angeles.
Learn More about Cal State San Bernardino
San Diego State University was founded in 1897 and has been named a top LGBT-friendly campus and a top school for veterans.
Learn More about San Diego State
Guided by its motto "Experientia Docet" ("Experience Teaches"), San Francisco State University supports its student body by celebrating diversity, inspiring leaders and encouraging personal and intellectual development.
Learn More about San Francisco State
Located in San José, just south of San Francisco, San José State is dedicated to educating a diverse student population and engaging with its surrounding community as an anchor institution.
Learn More about San José State
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s Central Coast.
Learn More about Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos overlooks the city of San Marcos and offers its students a personal, small-campus feel.
Learn More about CSU San Marcos
Sonoma State is a 269-acre campus located in Rohnert Park, 45 miles north of San Francisco in the heart of California’s wine region.
Learn More about Sonoma State
Midway between the San Francisco Bay area and the Sierra Nevada mountains, California State University, Stanislaus is guided by a mission to create an inclusive learning environment for its diverse student body.
Learn More about Stanislaus State