Points of Pride

High-Quality Academic Programs and Faculty

  • Over 100 academic majors, minors and concentrations
  • 25 graduate programs, including a doctorate in educational leadership.
  • Top undergraduate majors: business administration, nursing, biological sciences, psychology and liberal studies.
  • Top graduate majors: education, social work, public administration, business administration and psychology.
  • More than 80 percent of full-time faculty members are tenured or tenure track, and hold a doctorate, first professional or other terminal degree.

Workforce Development

  • CSU Stanislaus plays a critical role in educating working professionals for California and the Central Valley.
  • An educated workforce is critical to the state economy. By 2025, 41 percent of California jobs will require at least a bachelor's degree. The state is projected to face a shortage of one million college graduates in the same year. (Public Policy Institute of California, 2009).
  • At CSU Stanislaus, 72 percent of transfer students and 79 percent of first-time freshmen are first-generation college students.

Economic Impact

  • CSU Stanislaus generates a total annual impact of $169 million to the regional economy and $269 million to the statewide economy.
  • The economic contribution of CSU Stanislaus sustains more than 2,000 regional jobs.
  • Nearly $677 million in earnings and $1 billion in statewide industry activity by CSU Stanislaus alumni are directly attributable to their degrees.
  • For every $1 appropriated by the state, $2.83 in regional and $4.50 in statewide spending is generated. Factoring in the enhanced earnings of CSU graduates in the Central Valley, nearly $20 in total spending result from every dollar the state invests.

Recognition and Distinction

  • The Princeton Review consistently ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of the best undergraduate colleges, a distinction awarded to only 15 percent of colleges and universities in the United States.
  • The American Association of State Colleges and Universities recognized CSU Stanislaus as one of 12 public universities nationwide that demonstrates exceptional performance in improving retention and graduation rates.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus among the top public universities in the West offering Master'€™s and bachelor™'€s degrees. Additionally, the university has been designated a "€œBest buy"€ in higher education for the past decade.
  • Forbes.com ranked CSU Stanislaus among the top 175 public universities for producing top wage-earning alumni.
  • The U.S. Green Building Council granted CSU Stanislaus a silver rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for the Naraghi Hall of Science.
  • CSU Stanislaus is among the top 100 colleges for bachelor'€™s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. It is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recognized CSU Stanislaus for its small class sizes and a low percentage of student debt at graduation.
  • CSU Stanislaus has a nationally recognized human resources degree program. Further, the student human resources management team consistently finishes first in regional and national competitions.