California State University, Bakersfield, University Advancement

Located in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield is home to the Roadrunners — moving forward at lightning speed and championing intellectual progress. CSUB continuously rises in national rankings for its economic value and commitment to student success. Its students are brilliant and increasingly diverse — with the majority of graduates remaining in the Valley to solve our region’s complex challenges.



  • CSUB opened in 1970 as the 19th member of the 23-campus California State University System.
  • The only public university within approximately 90 miles, it enrolls over 11,000 students and has graduated nearly 60,000 alumni.
  • The university offers 38 undergraduate degree programs, 16 master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in educational leadership.
  • It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission.
  • The university is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, with over 60% of students identifying as Hispanic or Latinx.
  • CSUB houses four academic schools: The School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and the School of Social Sciences and Education.
  • The university offers degree programs at a satellite campus approximately 90 miles south of the main campus in Antelope Valley.
  • Sixteen athletic teams compete in NCAA Division I.



  • Developing the intellectual and personal potential of every student
  • Supporting the intellectual and professional development of all faculty and staff
  • Nurturing a collegial campus environment that values innovation, learning and the pluralism of persons and ideas
  • Collaborating with one another with respect, trustworthiness, ethical behavior, and self-reflection
  • Promoting active and informed engagement in shared governance of students, faculty, and staff
  • Engaging with alumni and the community to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the university
  • Contributing to the growth and well-being of the region


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