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 California State University, Fullerton

Office of the Provost



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Provost's Message

Thank you for your interest in Cal State Fullerton–one of the largest, most diverse comprehensive universities in the United States.

CSUF is a national engine of opportunity . With over 37,000 students, Cal State Fullerton is the largest comprehensive university in the State of California and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.   CSUF awards nearly 9,000 degrees every year and ranks first in the State of California and sixth in the nation among top universities awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics. More than half of our graduates are first among their family to earn a college degree.

CSUF’s mission recognizes learning as preeminent. The University combines the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in collaboration to expand knowledge. CSUF offers 107 degree programs and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and 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.

CSUF is a regional university with a global outlook. Cal State Fullerton contributes, on average, over $1 billion to the California and local economy, sustaining nearly 9,000 jobs statewide. When it comes to contributing to the public good, Cal State Fullerton is ranked No. 14 in the nation by Washington Monthly among universities and colleges awarding primarily bachelor's and master's degrees.

After browsing our website, you will surely realize that the magnitude of our scale is only surpassed by the quality of our academic programs and the societal impact of our students, faculty and staff.

I am confident that the more you learn about our university, the stronger your desire will be to join the Titan family. 

José L. Cruz
Provost/Vice President Academic Affairs

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