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For more than 50 years, California State University, Stanislaus has welcomed students from California’s Central Valley and around the world. Stanislaus State continues to distinguish itself as an institution that provides top-quality degree programs with a high level of personal attention, offering more than 100 undergraduate programs; 24 graduate programs, including a doctorate in educational leadership; seven credential programs; and six certificate programs. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1, Stanislaus State 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, Kinesiology and Social Work have also earned prestigious state and national accreditation. Nearly $58 million was awarded in merit- and need-based grants and scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. Over 80 percent of undergraduates receive need-based aid, and more than $90 million in total financial assistance is awarded annually.

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California State University, Stanislaus is a top-rated university recognized for academic excellence, affordability, outstanding graduation rates and championship athletics. Stanislaus State has been named for 10 consecutive years by the Princeton Review as one of the “Best Colleges” in the nation as well as one of the “Best Value Colleges.” Located in Turlock, a friendly San Joaquin Valley community of 70,000, Stanislaus State is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. Undergraduate majors are available in more than 100 programs, along with 24 graduate degree programs including a new Online Master of Business Administration (OMBA) and a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.). With a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1, our 9,282 students receive a personalized education and enjoy close mentoring relationships with their instructors.