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 prepare students for an international, multicultural society.

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

Nationally Recognized

At Stanislaus State, excellence in academics meets accessibility to higher education. The result is a transformative education that propels our graduates to become changemakers in their families, our region and beyond. 

No. 3 for Social Mobility (2024), No. 4 Top Public Schools (2024), No. 10 Regional Universities (2024) From U.S. News & World Report | Best College in the West (2024), Featured on Guide to Green Colleges (2024) From Princeton Review | No. 2 Best Bang for the Buck in the West (2023) From Washington Monthly | 4.5 of 5 Stars Best Colleges in America (2023) From | No. 8 Best Colleges in California (2023) From Degreechoices


Committed to Access and Inclusion

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


Students walk along Bizzini Hall and Demergasso Bava Hall.

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.

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Preparation for the Future

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

Updated: October 31, 2023