Welcome to Bakersfield, California!

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is centrally located in the heart of California—the San Joaquin Valley, a confluence of industry and agriculture. In the midst of the valley is the city of Bakersfield, an affordable mid-sized American community that more than 350,000 people call home. Bakersfield’s central location makes major cities like Los Angeles, Hollywood, San Francisco and San Diego just a car ride away. In California, you’re never far from the beach, mountains, swimming or skiing!

CSUB—a proud member of The California State University—is dedicated to student success, with worldclass faculty that get to know their students and provide personalized guidance and support. Graduates from CSUB join the more than 3 million alumni that have graduated from The California State University since its inception in 1857.

CSUB boasts four schools within the university—the School of Arts and Humanities; the School of Business and Public Administration; The School of Natural Science, Mathematics and Engineering; and the School of Social Science and Education—and more than 50 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. CSUB currently serves about 9,300 students.

CSUB, Bakersfield & California Rankings

  • Bakersfield ranks second in California and 19th in the U.S. for career opportunities for engineers
  • Washington Monthly listed CSUB as the number one “Best Bang for the Buck” among western schools on their College e-Guide of Schools
  • The Economist listed a CSUB education as the 10th best economic value in the U.S.
  • Time Magazine listed CSUB number 39 on their “Best Colleges for Accessibility, Affordability and Completion” list of U.S. schools
  • Recently classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Community Engaged Institution—a designation granted to less than 10 percent of U.S. universities

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CA - No. 1 for International Students

More international students choose California than any other state in the U.S.

Student Housing

State-of-the-art Facilities

CSUB recently debuted a $41 million, 500-bed student housing comprised of all-suite rooms, community center, class and group study rooms, game room and more.