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Profile of the Campus
California State University Bakersfield opened in September 1970 as the 19th member of the 23-campus California State University system. Its vision is to become the leading campus in the CSU system in terms of faculty and academic excellence and diversity, quality of the student experience and community engagement.
The university is a comprehensive regional university and is committed to excellence in its four schools: Arts & Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences & Education. The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with six programs also accredited by national accrediting organizations.
CSUB is located on a 375-acre site in metropolitan Bakersfield. Some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students attend CSUB at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the off-campus center in Antelope Valley. More than 90% of CSUB's tenured/tenure-track faculty have doctoral degrees in their fields of study.
The university operates on a quarter system from September to June with two summer sessions. CSUB has majors in 31 undergraduate degree programs, seven credential programs in education, and 17 graduate degree programs.
CSUB Athletics has been a source of continuing pride for the university and community. CSUB's 17 sports programs have won 30 national championships. In 1998 CSUB won the Sears Cup as the best NCAA Division II program in the nation. In June, 2006, President Mitchell announced the university's intention to move its athletics program to NCAA Division I.
Comprised of five separate three-story houses, each accommodates 54 students. Each floor has living space for 18 students, a recreational area, lounge, basic cable for color television, study room and microwave oven. Laundry facilities, swimming pools, parking and refrigerators are available. Houses are co-education except one, which is reserved for women. A feasibility study for new student housing is in progress.
The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Tuition fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial tuition fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed tuition fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed tuition fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.
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