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Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton is a leading campus of the CSU, serving as an intellectual and cultural center for Southern California and driver of workforce and economic development. We are an emerging national model for supporting student success through innovative high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research.

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Mission and Goals

Our Mission

Learning is preeminent at California State University, Fullerton. We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge.

Our affordable undergraduate and graduate programs provide students the best of current practice, theory and research and integrate professional studies with preparation in the arts and sciences. Through experiences in and out of the classroom, students develop the habit of intellectual inquiry, prepare for challenging professions, strengthen relationships to their communities and contribute productively to society.

We are a comprehensive, regional University with a global outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. Our expertise and diversity serve as a distinctive resource and catalyst for partnerships with public and private organizations. We strive to be a center of activity essential to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our region.

Our Goals

  • To ensure the preeminence of learning
  • To provide high-quality programs that meet the evolving needs of our students, community and region
  • To enhance scholarly and creative activity
  • To make collaboration integral to our activities
  • To create an environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed
  • To increase external support for University programs and priorities
  • To expand connections and partnerships with our region
  • To strengthen institutional effectiveness, collegial governance and our sense of community

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Facts and Figures

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Cost of Attendance

Fall 2017:

  • $3,427 undergraduates (7 or more units)
  • $2,221 undergraduates (6 or fewer units)
  • $4,144 graduates (7 or more units)
  • $2,638 graduates (6 or fewer units)
  • $9,367 non-resident/international (undergraduate)
  • $10,084 non-resident/international (graduate)
  • $6,475 doctor of education
  • $8,191 doctor of nursing practice


Student Demographics

  • 40,439 enrolled in fall 2017 (57% female)
  • Average age of students: 23 years
  • Intenational students from 86 nations / total 3,158 (fall 2017)


Ethnic Distribution

  • American Indian .1%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 20.5%
  • Black 2%
  • Hispanic 40.8%
  • Multi Race Non-Hispanic 4.2%
  • Pacific Islander .2%
  • White 20.4%
  • Unknown 4.1%
  • International 7.8%


U.S. News & World Report (September 2016)

CSUF ranks in the "first tier" among top National Universities. In addition, CSUF is listed for "Best Ethnic Diversity," in part for Hispanic enrollment of 42 percent.


Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2016)

No. 6

in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to underrepresented students, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.


Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (August 2016)

No. 1

in California and fourth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics, based on 2014 data from the U.S. Department of Education.


Princeton Review's Best 294 Business Schools (2016 edition)

includes the Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, the state's largest accredited business college.

The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development

lists CSUF's Student Leadership Institute among "Exemplary Programs" in the student leadership category.



Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC); nationally accredited in art, athletic training, business, chemistry, communications, communicative disorders, computer science, dance, engineering, music, nursing, public administration, public health, social work, teacher education and theater. Designated as an Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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Divisions and Leadership

Office of the President

Framroze Virjee

Division of Academic Affairs

Kari Knutson Miller
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Division of Administration and Finance

Danny Kim
Vice President

Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion

David Forgues
Vice President

Division of Information Technology

Amir Dabirian
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Division of Student Affairs

Berenecea Johnson Eanes
Vice President

Division of University Advancement

Greg Saks
Vice President

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Colleges and Departments

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