U.S. News & World Report (September 2017)
CSUF ranks among the nation’s top 25 "Most Innovative Schools" and includes CSUF on its list of "National Universities," which offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education (August 2017)
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 2017)
in California and second 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 Business Schools (2018 edition 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.