38,325 enrolled fall 2013 (56% female)
34,168 enrolled spring 2013 (57% female)
37,677 enrolled fall 2012 (57% female)
34,467 enrolled spring 2012 (57% female)
36,156 enrolled fall 2011 (57% female)
34,912 enrolled spring 2011 (57% female)
Ethnic Distribution (fall 2013)
|Multiple Race Non-Hispanic
Average Age of Student
Median age: 22
Number of Graduates
more than 228,000 graduates as of
from 81 nations
total 2,201 (fall 2013)
Faculty & Staff
Faculty: 2,019 full- and part-time
Staff: 1,882 full- and part-time
Faculty members were awarded $19.3 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2012-13.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC); 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.
Degree Programs Offered
109 - 55 undergraduate, 54 graduate, including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice:
- Bachelor of Arts: 36
- Bachelor of Fine Arts: 2
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science: 16
- Master of Arts: 18
- Master of Arts in Teaching Science
- Master of Biotechnology
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Fine Arts: 3
- Master of Music
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Public Health
- Master of Science: 26
- Master of Social Work
- Doctor of Education
- Doctor of Nursing Practice
$356.1 million for 2013-14 academic year
The CSU 2010 study "Working for California: The Impact of the California State University" notes that Cal State Fullerton generates $1 billion in economic activity annually, sustains more than 8,700 jobs in the region and generates more than $65 million per year in state tax revenue.
Men's programs are NCAA Division I baseball (2004, 1995, 1984 and 1979 national championships), basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and track and field. Division I women's sports are basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field, soccer, softball (1986 national championship), tennis and volleyball.
The choice of the elephant as the university's mascot, dubbed Tuffy Titan, dates to the early 1960s when the campus hosted "The First Intercollegiate Elephant Race in Human History." The May 11 event attracted 10,000 spectators, 15 racing pachyderms and worldwide news coverage.