California State University System (CSU) Overview
The CSU is the largest system of four-year public higher education in the United States. With 23 campuses statewide, it provides a variety of choices for transfer students. The CSU has historically played a critical role in preparing students to enter the job market. Offering degrees in business, engineering, health, education, nursing, and public administration, the CSU offers more than 60 percent of all degrees in these fields. Nearly half of all bachelor’s degrees are awarded by the CSU.
Campuses: View the list of CSU campuses
- Baccalaureate (B.A., B.S.)
- Master's (M.A., M.S., M.B.A.)
- Doctoral (Ed.D. only); Select Campuses only; Ph.D jointly conferred with the UC system (Chico, San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Francisco).
- Credentials and Certificates
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: 16 campuses are semester system, 7 are quarter system.
Application deadlines: October 1 - November 30 for Fall term entry; June 1-30 for Winter term entry; August 1-30 for Spring term entry. Not all campuses accept applications for winter/spring.