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CSUF Fast Facts: Fall 2019

Enrollment History

  • 39,868 enrolled in fall 2019 (57.5% female)
  • 39,030 enrolled in spring 2019 (57% female)
  • 39,774 enrolled in fall 2018 (57% female)
  • 39,343 enrolled spring 2018 (57% female)
  • 40,439 enrolled fall 2017 (57% female)
  • 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)

Ethnic Distribution (fall 2019)

Native American .1%
Asian 20.5%
Black/African-American 2.0%
Hispanic/Latinx 43.8%
Multi Race 3.9%
Pacific Islander .2%
White 19.3%
International 7.1%
Unknown 3.2%


Average Age of Student

23 years

Median age: 22

Number of Graduates

more than 302,670 graduates as of
May 2020

International Students

from 77 nations

total 1,579 (fall 2019)


Faculty & Staff

More than 4,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff members

Faculty Awards

Faculty members were awarded $31.5 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2019-20.



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.

Degree Programs Offered

110 - 55 undergraduate, 55 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 Business Administration
  • Master of Fine Arts: 3
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science: 27
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice


Economic Impact

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 conducted by ICF, an international consulting firm specializing in economic impact studies.

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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Media Contacts

Chi-Chung Keung
Director, News Media Services

Cerise Metzger
Assoc. Director, News Media Services

Strategic Communications


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 Last Published 9/4/20