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Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965. The faculty across the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) fully accredited University is world-class, with nearly 75% holding terminal degrees in their respective fields. An NCAA Division I school, CSUB has competed successfully in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) since 2012.

University serves more than 10,000 students at the main campus in Bakersfield and CSUB Antelope Valley combined, and counts more than 50,000 alumni from its four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and credential programs, and a doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D).

Outstanding education

CSUB offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. The university is committed to scholarship and life-long learning, and currently offers more than 50 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

Extraordinary level of student-faculty interaction

At CSUB, you won’t be just another face in the crowd. You will work closely with highly qualified and experienced professors in modern classroom and laboratory settings. CSUB’s faculty members are respected academic experts, published researchers, and engaged community leaders – as well as dedicated educators who genuinely care about their students’ success.

Facts and Figures


In Fall 2017, CSUB served a total of 10,545 full- and part-time students. 87% of CSUB students are undergraduate, and 13% are graduate/post-baccalaureate students.

Faculty and staff

In Fall 2017, CSUB had a total faculty and staff of 1,210.

Degree programs

CSUB currently offers more than 50 different Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.

School colors

Blue and Gold


“Inspiring Excellence, Transforming Lives”


The Roadrunner


CSUB competes in both the Western Athletic Conference and NCAA Division I athletics and fields teams in the following sports:
Men: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Wrestling
Women: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Sand Volleyball.

Campus size

The main campus in Bakersfield is located on a 375-acre site on Stockdale Highway.