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California State University, Fullerton

Trusted Results

Confident, well-prepared and culturally competent, CSUF graduates are uniquely positioned to excel as emergent leaders in the global marketplace, in further education and in their communities. Having benefited from a rigorous, innovative curriculum and an inclusive, supportive environment, Titans are equipped to adapt to a rapidly changing world and continuously evolve to meet new demands and opportunities.


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Rankings and Recognition

  • CSUF’s commitment to supporting first-generation students is reflected in its graduation rates — 58 percent of bachelor’s degree recipients are first-generation university graduates.  Footnote for Office of Assessment

  • Our graduation rate of 66 percent — the highest in CSUF history — reaffirms our commitment to seeing students engaged through degree completion. The university also is No. 1 in the CSU system and No. 2 in California for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded.  Footnote for Office of Assessment October

  • CSUF is among the top performers in the nation helping low-income students reach financial success .  Footnote for Office of Assessment

  • CSUF has been noted as a “model campus” for its explicit goal to cut in half the opportunity gap between underrepresented students and their non-underrepresented peers.  Footnote for State of Higher Education

  • CSUF is in the top 17% of universities in terms of its graduates’ median salaries.  Footnote for median salaries

    CSUF graduates earn 12 percent more than the national average.  Footnote for national average

    Cal State Fullerton has the second-lowest percentage of graduates with debt among regional universities in the West.  Footnote for second lowest percentage

  • CSUF has eliminated the opportunity gap for transfer students and has reduced it by half for first-time freshmen.  Footnote for underrepresented and non-underrepresented students

  • CSUF has produced more than 265,000 workforce-ready graduates since 1957.  Footnote for workforce ready

    Cal State Fullerton is a major driver of economic activity statewide, powering $2.26 billion in economic activity , supporting 15,000 jobs and generating $126 million in local and state tax revenue.  Footnote for Economic Impact

  • For every $1 invested by the state in CSUF, it returns $13.40 to California’s economy.  Footnote for dollar invested

    $4.3 billion in alumni spending power is attributable to earning a CSUF degree.  Footnote for spending power

  • Cal State Fullerton’s student success teams — academic, career, retention and graduation specialists who help increase graduation rates, reduce the time to earn a degree and narrow the achievement gap among underrepresented students — have been recognized with the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education’s 2017 Promising Practice Award.