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Pushing Boundaries

California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 24,000 students and 225,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to the Honors College for high-achieving students. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center. New horizons for energy and sustainability unfold daily through the collaborative, multidisciplinary Center for Energy and Sustainability (CEaS). Supported with grants, amounting to close to $7 million, CEaS is the second such center to open on the Cal State L.A. campus.Building upon nationally-recognized bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs, Cal State L.A. launched a joint-pilot Doctor of Nursing Practice program last fall. The University also launched its first independent doctoral program in educational leadership in fall 2009. Since 1998, more than 165 Cal State L.A. students have been recognized as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars. More than 50 percent of these students have entered top-ranking doctoral programs in the United States and abroad. New campus facilities—including the Wallis Annenberg Integrated Sciences Complex, a television, film and media studies center, and a sustainable hydrogen research and fueling station—provide students with access to the tools, technology and resources needed to become the innovative leaders for tomorrow.

Living in the Cal State LA Community

The close proximity of the University to civic, cultural, and economic centers enables it to foster strong cooperative relationships with alumni, community, business, scientific, educational, cultural, and government constituencies. Partnerships with these constituencies will continue to grow for the mutual enhancement of academic programs and the community.