Then & Now

Are you curious to find out the name of CSUB’s first newspaper? Which club has been active on campus the longest? How many students did CSB really have in its first year? The answers to these questions and others can be found on our list of fun facts. Come with us as we take a look at the little gems that make CSUB a special place to learn and grow.


Enrollment
1970 – 80
2009 – 8,003
Faculty members
1970 – 70
2009 – 441
Staff members
1970
2009 - 470
Commencement participants/degrees awarded
1971 – 100
2009 – 1,656
Population of Bakersfield
1970 – 69,515
2008 estimate: 321,078
Number of buildings on campus
1970 – 11
2009 – 32
Number of student clubs and organizations
1979 - 51
2009 - 77
Library volumes
CSB Library (1970) 62,000
W.S. Library (2009) nearly 500,000 volumes
CSUB schools
1979
Arts & Sciences
Education
Business & Public Administration
2010
Business and Public Administration
Education
Humanities and Social Sciences
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Size of campus bookstore
1970 – 1,200 sq. ft.
2010 - 10,500 sq ft.
Baccalaureate degree programs
1970 – 12
2009 – 32
Master Degree Programs
1970 –
2009 – 18
CSUB Presidents
1970 - Dr. Paul F. Romberg
1974 – Dr. Jacob Frankel
1983 – Dr. Tomas A. Arciniega
2010 - Dr. Horace Mitchell



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