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Enrollment History

  • 40,235 enrolled fall 2016 (56% female)
  • 38,414 enrolled spring 2016 (56% female)
  • 38,948 enrolled fall 2015 (56% female)
  • 36,937 enrolled spring 2015 (55% female)
  • 38,128 enrolled fall 2014 (56% female)
  • 35,849 enrolled spring 2014 (55% female)
  • 38,325 enrolled fall 2013 (56% female)

Ethnic Distribution (fall 2016)

American Indian .1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20.7%
Black 2.1%
Hispanic 39.1%
Unknown 4.1%
White 21.5%
International 8.1%
Multiple Race 4.3%


Average Age of Student

23 years

Median age: 22

Number of Graduates

more than 276,000 graduates as of
August 2016

International Students

from 90 nations

total 3,269 (fall 2016)


Faculty & Staff

More than 4,100 full- and part-time faculty and staff members

Faculty Awards

Faculty members were awarded $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16.



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 - 57 undergraduate, 52 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: 18
  • Master of Arts: 18
  • Master of Arts in Teaching Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Fine Arts: 3
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science: 23
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice


Operating Budget

$390.2 million for 2016-17 academic year

Economic Impact

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.

Intercollegiate Athletics

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.


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 Last Published 10/26/16