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 222,150 graduates as of
from 79 nations
total 1,318 (fall 2012)
Faculty & Staff
Faculty: 2,019 full- and part-time
Staff: 1,882 full- and part-time
Faculty members were awarded $22.8 million in grants and contracts for research
and scholarly activities in 2011-12.
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
$342.4 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.
Chief of Staff
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President for Information Technology / CIO
Berenecea Y. Johnson Eanes
Vice President for Student Affairs
Stephen G. Garcia
Interim Vice President for Administration & Finance / CFO
Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion
Gregory J. Saks
Vice President for University Advancement
The instructional program is offered by eight colleges, whose deans are:
Joseph H. Arnold, Jr.
William G. Briggs
Claire C. Cavallaro
Sheryl I. Fontaine
Humanities and Social Sciences (interim)
Robert A. Koch
Natural Sciences and Mathematics (acting)
Shari G. McMahan
Health and Human Development
Anil K. Puri
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
Engineering and Computer Science
The academic calendar for regularly enrolled students includes fall and spring semesters, plus summer session. Classes are offered on the main campus, the CSUF Irvine Campus - a branch campus, where Susan M. Cooper is dean, - and online. In addition, extension courses are offered throughout the year by University Extended Education, (Harry L. Norman, dean) which is also responsible for summer session and for Intersession.
CSUF is subject to policies established by the California Legislature and the California State University Board of Trustees. Campus governance is the responsibility of the president. The Academic Senate (Sean Walker, chair) develops policy on curriculum, academic standards, criteria and standards for faculty performance and other matters that, if approved by the president, become university policy .
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.
For the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013, the University's annual operating fund was $356.1 million.
"Other operational costs" include utilities, information technology, contractual services, supplies and services, and other costs.
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.
U.S. News & World Report (September 2013)
ranks CSUF No. 7 among "Top Public Regional Universities" and 35th among "Best Regional Universities" in the West..
Diverse Issues in Higher Education (July 2013)
ranks CSUF 11th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minority students, based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education (May 2013)
ranks CSUF No. 1 in California and eighth in the nation among top colleges and universities awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics, based on 2011 data from the U.S. Department of Education.
Princeton Review's Best 294 Business Schools (2013 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.
CSU Trustees set the tuition fees charged to all enrolled in the regular program. The campus sets additional fees. Nonresidents of California pay these costs plus higher tuition. Tuition fees differ for undergraduate and graduate students. In 2009, the CSU instituted a professional fee for state-supported MBA and similar business graduate programs. Doctoral students pay a higher tuition fee, on a par with those attending the University of California. Passage of Proposition 30 on Nov. 6 rolled back the state university tuition fee to 2011-12 levels, retroactive to the fall 2012 semester.
Fall 2013 registration and tuition fees:
- $3,093 undergraduates enrolled in 7 or more units
- $1,944 undergraduates enrolled in 6 or fewer units
- $3,726 graduate students enrolled in 7 or more units
- $2,310 graduate students enrolled in 6 or fewer units
- $254 additional cost per unit for graduate students in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
- $3,531 credential program students enrolled in 7 or more units
- $2,199 credential program students enrolled in 6 or fewer units
- $5,916 doctor of education; $7,523: doctor of nursing practice students
- Nonresident and international students pay the tuition and fees required of California residents plus $372 per unit per semester. Such a student enrolled in 15 units in fall 2013 is charged $8,673 (undergraduate) or $9,306 (graduate) for a semester of study.
- Tuition and fees vary by program for students enrolled in fall, spring and summer extension courses and Intersession.
Main Campus: The 236-acre campus is bounded on the east by the Orange Freeway (Route
57), the south by Nutwood Avenue, the west by State College Boulevard and the north by Yorba Linda Blvd.
Address: 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831-3599
History: Founded in 1957 by act of the California Legislature. Classes began in fall
1959 in rooms leased from the Fullerton Union High School District. First commencement held June 1960.
First classes on main campus began fall 1960.
The main campus consists of 29 permanent buildings or building clusters. The latest addition is the new
student housing and dining complex east of the Ruby Gerontology Center. Five new residence halls house
1,084 students. The Gastronome dining hall seats 585. Other recent additions include the Children's
Center, the Student Recreation Center, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall and the University Police and Emergency
Operations Center. Other major campus structures include the Joseph Clayes III Performing Arts Center,
Paulina June & George Pollak Library, Titan Student Union - which has a 1,200-seat events pavilion,
small theater, food court, pub, bowling alley and conference rooms.
A wing added to the Kinesiology and Health Science Building in 2003 includes the Center for Successful
Aging. The Charles L. and Rachel E. Ruby Gerontology Center is home to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
The 10-story College Park building on Nutwood Avenue houses the College of Communications and College
of Education, and also provides additional classrooms and office space for staff and faculty. Three
parking structures â€” completed in 2004, 2006 and 2010 â€” provide on-campus parking for about 5,500
vehicles, expanding the overall number of campus parking spaces to more than 11,300.
Branch Campus and Other Satellites: The CSUF Irvine Campus near the Irvine Spectrum
offers mostly upper-division and graduate-level courses in a convenient location for students who live
and work in southern Orange County. Other campus satellites include the Grand Central Art Center in
Santa Ana and CSUF Garden Grove Center.
Fullerton Arboretum: The Fullerton Arboretum, developed in cooperation with the city
of Fullerton, is located at the northeast corner of campus and is open to the public. Heritage House,
built in 1894 and moved to the 26-acre preserve in 1972, is a historical museum. A visitor and conference
center includes a museum devoted to the agricultural history of Orange County and the contributions
Fullerton Marriott: A full-service hotel opened in 1989 on the southeast corner of the
main campus in a project involving the Marriott Corp., the city of Fullerton and the university.
Titan Sports Complex: Revenue from the hotel venture was used to establish the Titan
Sports Complex in 1992, featuring Titan Stadium (10,000 seats), Goodwin Field (3,500 seats), Anderson
Field for softball, a track and full-sized soccer field.