California State University, San Bernardino
A young, vibrant university, California State University, San Bernardino is one of the fastest growing universities in California, largely because of its rapidly expanding service area of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, which covers 27,000 square miles – a territory larger than 10 states in the nation. More than 65,000 alumni hale from CSUSB, including many who work in Southern California and make a major positive impact on the economy. Founded in 1965, CSUSB currently enrolls more than 17,000 students and employs 3,000 faculty and staff.
Located equidistant between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs area, the university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master’s degree programs and a wide variety of education credential and certificate programs, including many that have earned national recognition. Its business and entrepreneurship programs are nationally respected, as evidenced by CSUSB’s 2006 ranking of fourth in the United States for graduate entrepreneur programs. Cal State San Bernardino is distinguished as the first Inland Empire university with prestigious national accreditation for its College of Business and Public Administration. The university’s programs in computer science, geographic information and decision sciences, psychology, health, kinesiology, English, public administration, accounting and finance, and many others are all highly regarded. The university is one of the nation’s largest teacher-training institutions, and 95 percent of the College of Education’s graduates with teaching credentials are employed full-time a year after graduation. Moreover, the College of Education now offers the university’s first doctoral program, an Ed.D. in educational leadership. CSUSB’s extended education programs in business writing and language skills, technology, entrepreneurship and conference management are some of the state’s busiest. The university’s student population is one of the most diverse in California, with a student enrollment so diverse that there is no majority ethnic group on campus. The growth of the region has meant continued capital development for the university, which continues to construct new facilities to provide students, faculty and staff with an excellent learning and working environment equipped with superior technological capabilities. Recent projects include the new Chemical Sciences Building, Student Recreation and Fitness Center, University Village student housing complex and the expanded Santos Manuel Student Union. The biological sciences and physical sciences buildings have been remodeled, while the university will soon open a new College of Education Building, two new parking structures and a new perimeter road to serve the 430-acre campus. CSUSB claims the largest indoor arena in San Bernardino and Riverside counties (Coussoulis Arena) and a renowned visual arts gallery and museum in the Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum.