Centrally located on a 375-acre site 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.
The university serves more than 11,000 students at either the main campus in Bakersfield or at CSUB Antelope Valley, and counts approximately 60,000 alumni from its four schools:
- Arts and Humanities
- Business and Public Administration
- Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering
- Social Sciences and Education
The university offers 57 undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, CSUB Extended Education offers a number of professional development opportunities, certificates and degree programs to the community.
As part of NCAA Division I, the university is home to 16 athletics teams competing in the Big West Conference.
CSUB is the only public university within nearly 100 miles. It is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, the university is committed to diversity, social justice and equity. Many of its students are the first generation in their families to attend college, and they are known as trailblazers achieving new heights of success.