California State University - Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA

Brief Description

As a highly diverse metropolitan public institution within the state university system, California State University – Dominguez Hills is situated on a park-like 346-acre suburban main campus in the city of Carson to serve the academic needs of the South Bay area of Los Angeles County.

With a total enrollment of around 13,900 students, CSUDH is strongly dedicated to connecting students to an affordable high-quality education in order to provide the local community with a vital resource for talent to thrive today and tomorrow.

First founded at the South Bay State College in 1960 when the Governor of California provided funds to begin development in Palos Verdes, the school was established due to the African American outcry for higher education opportunities in the region. However, by 1965, the campus was moved to the historic Rancho San Pedro site in Dominguez Hills to quickly play a major role in the region's economy.

Within a multi-cultural diverse learning community, CSU Dominguez Hills is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to offer 45 undergraduate majors, 24 master's degrees, and numerous certificate programs. Along with being the administrative headquarters of the university system's statewide nursing program, CSUDH is well-known for offering exceptional programs in business administration, social work, occupational therapy, public affairs, and humanities.

Outside of the classroom, students also have the opportunity to explore their interests in the over 150 student-run clubs and organizations, including the thriving Greek community. With a total of 152 NCAA National Championships and 26 CCAA conference championships, the CSU Dominguez Hills Toros also sponsor 10 high-achieving varsity teams. Notable former Toros include actor Jeff Coopwood, actor Clarence Gilyard, musician Michael Happoldt, actress Niecy Nash, and Olympic gold-medalist Carmelita Jeter.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 7733

Total institution enrollment: 12848

School type: 4-year public

School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.

Campus Location

Main Address

California State University - Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St
Carson, CA 90745


(310) 243-3300


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 30%

Female undergraduate population: 70%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

Afro American / Black Studies
Arts And Design
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business Management And Administrative
Chemistry General
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education General
English Language And Literature General
Family And Marriage Counseling
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Hispanic American Studies
History General
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Labor / Personnel Relations And Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Medical Laboratory Assistant
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Nursing Other
Parks Recreation And Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Psychology General
Psychology Other
Public Administration
Quality Control Technology / Technician
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General