CSU Stanislaus (California State University, Stanislaus, Cal State Stanislaus or simply Stan State) is a campus in the 23 school California State University system which was established in 1957 in Turlock, California
CSU Stanislaus is also the only campus in the CSU system to offer a bachelor’s degree in cognitive studies. The university offers 133 Bachelor’s degrees, 35 Master’s degrees, two Doctoral degrees (Doctor of Education), and 14 teaching credentials.
CSU Stanislaus has been rated in the top 10 public universities in the new West Coast Master’s category by U.S. News & World Report magazine as well as a best buy in higher education for the past seven years. Stanislaus is also one of the two campuses (other one being Sonoma State University) in the 23-campus CSU system listed among the best undergraduate colleges by The Princeton Review.
California State University, Stanislaus offers 41 undergraduate programs, 24 master’s degree programs and six graduate certificate programs as well as an Executive MBA and a doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership. In spring 2006 the University reorganized its large College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences (ALS) into four separate colleges:
- College of the Arts (COA)
- College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
- College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNS)
The university’s two other colleges, the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the College of Education (COE), did not change in the reorganization.
CSU Stanislaus’ College of Business Administration is accredited by the AACSB. Its Human Resource Management program has the nation’s top student testing success rate. Starting from Fall 2012, CSU Stanislaus is launching an online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, which is supposed to be the first fully online AACSB accredited MBA program offered in the state of California.