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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.

Living in the Fresno State Community

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.