California State University (CSU)

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 bachelors degrees are awarded by the CSU.

Campuses: See below…

Degrees Offered:

  • 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: Application deadlines: October 1 – November 30 for Fall term entry; August 1-30 for Spring term entry. Not all campuses accept applications for spring term, please check with the individual campus.

California State University System Campuses
How to Transfer to the CSU
GWC Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education BREADTH
CSU Admissions Checklist
Completing the Cal State Application