Cal State University, Bakersfield

Graduates: 803
Undergraduates: 6737
Graduates: 803
Setting: Urban
In-state Tuition: $5,472.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,632.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:01
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 39:61
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 67%

California State University, Bakersfield (often abbreviated CSUB or shortened to CSU Bakersfield) is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, United States which was founded in 1965. CSUB opened in 1970 on a 375-acre (152 ha) campus, becoming the 19th school in the 23 campus California State University system. The university offers 91 different Bachelor's degrees, 30 types of Master's degrees, and 12 teaching credentials. The university does not confer Doctoral degrees.

California State University, Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university committed to offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. An emphasis on student learning is enhanced by a commitment to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region's overall educational level, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development.

CSUB owes its founding to the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960, which formalized the creation of the CSU system, initially as the "California State Colleges" system. The areas in the southern San Joaquin Valley had been demanding a four-year university since the 1950s. After considering several locations, including nearby Delano and parts of Kings and Tulare County, a steering committee decided on Bakersfield because at the time it was the largest isolated metropolitan area in the United States without a four-year university. Their decision was turned into a bill by Bakersfield's State Senator Walter W. Stiern, ratified by the California State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Sr. Under these rules, the school was founded as California State College, Bakersfield in 1965. It opened for classes in September 1970. In 1982 the California State College system became the California State University system and the school changed to its present name.

Suburban, 375 acres (152 ha)


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Website: www.csub.edu/
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