As a member of the 23-campus CSU system, Stanislaus State's mission is to advance learning, provide opportunities to develop individuals, provide access to excellent education for all who wish to participate and to prepare students for an international, multicultural society. 

 Here are a few things we’re most proud of:

Nationally Recognized

Stan State ranks among the best colleges in the nation for 15 consecutive years by The Princeton Review. Our high rankings for academic excellence and social mobility are just two ways in which we demonstrate the power of a Stan State education. 

Stan State on Princeton Review's Best 386 List for 15th Straight Year

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Stan State Ranked No. 5 'Most Transformative' by MONEY Magazine

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Stan State Claims No. 1 Spot in the West on ‘Best Bang for the Buck’ Ranking

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Stan State Among Top 30 Colleges in the West

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Stan State a Top-10 University Nationally for Social Mobility

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Education Expert Ranks Stanislaus State No. 5 in the Nation for Upward Mobility

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Committed to Access and Inclusion

Stan State embraces the rich diversity that is the Central Valley.

Stan State Again Earns National Community Service Honor

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Campus Statement on Diversity

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President's Commission on Diversity & Inclusion (PCDI)

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Meet some students, faculty and staff who were or are the first in their families to strive for a college degree

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Warrior Cross Cultural Center

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Community Equity Research Center Opens at the Stockton Campus (CERC)

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Quality Academics

Our academic excellence is reflected in our student achievement and excellence, with hundreds of Stan State students achieving membership in the nationally renowned Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and Tri-Alpha National Honor Society for first-generation students.

Stan State Accelerated Nursing Program Ranked No. 1 in California

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Stanislaus State Praised by Department of Education for Admitting and Graduating Pell Grant Recipients

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Visit Tri-Alpha

Preparation for the Future

Providing real-world readiness is a hallmark of a Stan State education. Our multi-pronged approach to education ensures we’re providing career-readying skills beyond the classroom and leveraging employer and community connections to help our students make the most of their degree.

Updated: April 11, 2022