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California State University, Fresno is the premier regional university serving Central California's diverse, growing population. A Pulitzer Prize-winning faculty member, three "named" schools resulting from multimillion dollar gifts, and 13 endowed chairs are earning Fresno State a reputation as one of the West Coast's best universities. Service to our region is an important part of our mission. The prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching awarded Fresno State its Community Engagement Classification, acknowledging the university's extensive partnership with Central California. With an enrollment of more than 22,000 students, Fresno State offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and 44 master degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in a variety of professional disciplines emphasizing agriculture, business, engineering and technology, health and human services, and education. A doctorate in educational leadership also in available.
The Fresno State Community
Under a dense canopy of 4,000 trees, the Fresno State campus sits against a backdrop of the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountain range and within two hours of three national parks - Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. A new Student Recreation Center and a new Library join in the blend of traditional and modern buildings on the 383-acre main campus, which also includes a 1,011-acre University Farm. The Downing Planetarium is visited by thousands annually, and the Smittcamp Family Honors College admits 50 of California's top high school graduates each year with full scholarships. Fresno State student-athletes are top competitors in Division I sports.
|Total Undergraduate Students||19,719|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||87||<1%|
|African American / Black||887||4%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||75||<1%|
|Two or More Races||572||3%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||1,246||6%|
|Where do CSUFRESNO undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||<1%|
|How old are CSUFRESNO undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||17%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||16 - 22|
|Math||17 - 23||410 - 530|
|English||15 - 21|
|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)||3.30|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||100%|
The cost to attend California State University, Fresno 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||23 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||47%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||88%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||625|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||43%|
|% 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||Data Not Available|
20% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
5% of all undergraduates live on campus
The safety and security of 25,000 students, faculty and staff at Fresno State is the full-time responsibility of the University Police Department. A force of more than 50 provides protection of the campus itself, ensures the orderly flow of traffic and enforces parking regulations. UPD officers patrol near campus, where many students live, and works with other police agencies on enforcement and investigation.
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, Fresno in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations.||16%|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.||8%|
|Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.||6%|
|Links to degree programs at California State University, Fresno|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 83%