For more than 50 years, California State University, Stanislaus, has welcomed students from California’s Central Valley and around the world. CSU Stanislaus continues to distinguish itself as an institution that provides top-quality degree programs with a high level of personal attention, offering 42 undergraduate programs; 23 graduate programs; one doctorate degree program; seven credential programs; and six certificate programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1, CSU Stanislaus demonstrates its commitment to individualized instruction over the more common lecture-hall style of many larger universities. The university enjoys an ideal location in the Northern San Joaquin Valley, a short distance from the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey, Big Sur, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the state capital of Sacramento. The main campus is located in the city of Turlock, a community that prides itself on its small-town atmosphere, clean living space, excellent schools and low crime rate. Degree programs in the following disciplines have earned specialized accreditation: art, business administration, education, genetic counseling, music, nursing, psychology, public administration, social work and theater. The College of Business Administration and the College of Education have also earned prestigious state and national accreditation. More than $52 million was awarded in merit- and need-based grants and scholarships for the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 83 percent of undergraduates receive need-based aid, and more than $87 million in total financial assistance is awarded annually.
California State University, Stanislaus is a top-rated university recognized for academic excellence, affordability, outstanding graduation rates and championship athletics. CSU Stanislaus was named one of the "Best 378 Colleges" in the nation as well as one of 165 “Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review. The University was also ranked 28th out of 2,500 colleges by TIME magazine, where rankings are based on access, affordability, and educational outcomes. Located in Turlock, a friendly San Joaquin Valley community of 70,000, CSU Stanislaus is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. The University offers 42 undergraduate degree programs, along with 23 graduate degree programs including a new Online Masters of Business Administration (OMBA). The University also offers a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). With a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1, our 8,917 students receive a personalized education and enjoy close mentoring relationships with their instructors.
|Total Undergraduate Students||7,755|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||27||<1%|
|African American / Black||198||3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||56||1%|
|Two or More Races||286||4%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||477||6%|
|Where do CSU Stan undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||<1%|
|How old are CSU Stan undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||20%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||16 - 22|
|Math||17 - 23||410 - 510|
|English||15 - 22|
|Critical Reading||400 - 510|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top of graduating class Data Not Available|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.26|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||100%|
The cost to attend California State University, Stanislaus varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||21 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||55%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||89%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||262|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||46%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||28%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||86%|
21% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
7% of all undergraduates live on campus
The California State University, Stanislaus Police Department is an integral partner in the academic community and is dedicated to improving campus quality of life by promoting safety, accountability, tolerance, and compassion. The Department employs highly trained, full-time, sworn police officers, Community Service Officers, and an active support staff for the 24-hour protection of the Turlock campus community. The University Police also maintains close working relationships with all local, county, state and federal public safety agencies.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at California State University, Stanislaus in 2012-13|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2012-13|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||19%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.||9%|
|Criminal Justice and Corrections.||8%|
|Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at California State University, Stanislaus|
First-time students in Fall 2012 that returned for their second year: 87%