CSUF Fast Facts
- 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)
Average Age of Student
Median age: 22
Number of Graduates
more than 276,000 graduates as of
from 90 nations
total 3,269 (fall 2016)
Faculty & Staff
More than 4,100 full- and part-time faculty and staff members
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
$390.2 million for 2016-17 academic year
A 2017 economic impact analysis shows that Cal State Fullerton is a major driver of economic activity statewide, powering $2.26 billion in economic activity, supporting 15,000 jobs and generating $126 million in local and state tax revenue. The bulk of that impact is felt in Orange and Los Angeles counties. In addition, CSUF returns $13.40 to California’s economy for every dollar invested by the state. The independent analysis was conduced by ICF, an international consulting firm specializing in economic impact studies.
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.