Provost Jose Luis Cruz

Message from Provost José L. Cruz:

California State University, Fullerton is one of the largest, most diverse comprehensive universities in the United States.

California State University, Fullerton is a national engine of opportunity. With nearly 39,000 students, Cal State Fullerton is one of the largest comprehensive universities in the State of California and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Our students earn approximately 9,000 degrees every year, and we rank first in the State of California and fifth in the nation among top universities for bachelor’s degrees earned by Hispanics. More than half of our graduates are first among their family to earn a college degree.

Cal State Fullerton’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. Cal State Fullerton offers 109 degree programs and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and nationally accredited in accounting, art, athletic training, business administration, chemistry, civil engineering, communications, communicative disorders, computer engineering, computer science, counseling, dance, electrical engineering, human services, international business, mechanical engineering, music, nursing, public administration, public health, social work, taxation, teacher education, and theater.

Cal State Fullerton is a regional university with a global outlook. The University contributes, on average, over $1 billion to the California and local economies, sustaining nearly 9,000 jobs statewide. When it comes to economic value, US News & World Report ranks Cal State Fullerton first among "Best Regional Universities in the West for students who graduate with the least debt."

The University understands its role and responsibility as the intellectual, cultural, and economic hub of the region. As we strive towards accomplishing our stated vision, advancing our academic mission, and reaching our strategic goals and objectives, it is evident that Cal State Fullerton’s Titans reach higher—always have, always will.


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