Boilerplate Information

General university background information:

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is the third-largest university in California (in student headcount) and largest in the California State University (CSU) 23-campus system (fall 2018). It serves the Southern California region, in particular Orange County, playing a major role in the economic, social and educational development of its large service area. CSUF offers 55 undergraduate degree programs and 55 graduate degree programs – including doctorates in education and nursing practice – and counts more than 274,500 graduates as of May 2018. Nearly 80% of its alumni live within driving distance of the campus.

Cal State Fullerton’s diverse student body

A distinctive feature of CSUF is the diversity of its student body. Based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ranks the university second in the nation and first in California among colleges and universities for the number of bachelor's degrees in all disciplines awarded to minority students. See full story.Opens in new window

Cal State Fullerton is federally designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Of the almost 40,000 students enrolled in fall 2019, the ethnic distribution is as follows: Asian, 20.5%; Black/African American, 2%; Hispanic/Latinx, 43.8%; International, 7.1%; Multi-Race, 3.9%; Native American, .1%; Pacific Islander, .2%; White, 19.3%; Unknown, 3.2% (percentages total 100.1 due to rounding).

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HSI background

CSUF is one of only two four-year public Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) in Orange County, where 34.1% of the county’s 3,090,132 people identify themselves as of Hispanic or Latino origin. It is first in California and second in the nation in awarding baccalaureate degrees to Hispanic students. (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Dec. 2019).

CSUF ranks second in the nation and first in California in the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students. Among Asian-American students, it ranks 11th nationally for the number of bachelor's degrees, and in the state, eighth for bachelor’s and sixth for master’s degrees awarded.

organizational capacity

Federal Grant Experience

Established in 1959, the Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC) will serve as fiscal agent to manage post-award grant administration of this project. ASC’s systems for managing federal funds have been established to comply with reporting, regulatory and audit standards of government funding agencies, as well as of the California State University system and this campus. As fiscal agent for CSUF’s publicly funded grants and contracts, ASC has successfully managed several hundreds of millions of dollars and the reporting requirements associated with them. More at Sponsored ProgramsOpens in new window .

Sound Program and Fiscal Oversight

The  programmatic, administrative and fiscal oversight of Cal State Fullerton grants comes from tenured management and staff who have over 30 years combined experience. Both ASC staff and program staff from the [insert your organization] have extensive experience with [organization(s), if relevant] through management of complex [organization] programs over the past XX years. Additionally, all staff are knowledgeable and experienced with compliance in federal and state regulations, and offices are adequately staffed to effectively monitor the project.


Updated: December 16, 2019