California State University, Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311, United | Public University | Established 1965

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About Us

Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965. The faculty across the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) fully accredited University is world-class, with nearly 75% holding terminal degrees in their respective fields. An NCAA Division I school, CSUB has competed successfully in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) since 2012. NCAA Division I competition is but one important aspect of a growing and vibrant student-life experience. 

The University serves more than 11,000 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or CSUB Antelope Valley and counts over 50,000 alumni from its four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and credential programs, and a doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D). CSUB’s Extended University serves the community by offering additional professional development, certificate, and degree programs. With over 70 percent of its alumni remaining and working within the Central Valley, CSU Bakersfield supports ongoing social, cultural and economic development in the region.

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to academic excellence and community partnerships. Students considering where to go to college will find that CSUB offers a number of advantages over other universities.


CSU Bakersfield will be a model for supporting and educating student to become knowledgeable, engaged, innovative, and ethical leaders in the regional and global community.


CSU Bakersfield is a comprehensive public university offering excellent undergraduate and graduate programs that advance the intellectual and personal development of its students. We emphasize student learning through our commitment to scholarship, ethical behavior, diversity, service, global awareness and life-long learning. The University collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region’s overall educational attainment, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development.


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