California State University - Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

Brief Description

Standing proudly on a 300-acre urban campus covered with over 3,500 trees along the American River Parkway in the state's capital city, California State University – Sacramento is a vibrant comprehensive public institution with a diverse community of more than 28,000 students. Consistently recognized as one of the nation's best higher education values with low tuition fees, Sacramento State is currently ranked as the 66th best college and 22nd top public school in the West by the U.S. News and World Report.

As the eleventh oldest school in the 23 campus state university system, the school was originally founded as Sacramento State College in 1947 during a time of intense demand for higher education after World War II. Now fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Cal State Sacramento offers 151 bachelor's degree, 69 master's degree, 28 teaching credential, and two doctoral degree programs. Sacramento State is perhaps best known for its thriving Division of Criminal Justice, which remains one of the largest such programs in North American with nearly 1,800 students each year.

Outside the classroom, California State University – Sacramento is home to more than 300 recognized student organizations, including over 20 fraternities and sororities. For competition in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference, students can also join one of the 20 green and gold varsity teams fielded by the Sacramento State Hornets. Some of the most notable former Hornets include actor Tom Hanks, news anchor Rene Syler, comedian Brian Posehn, and Grammy Award-winner Bobby McFerrin.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 20342

Total institution enrollment: 25714

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 - Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819


(916) 278-6011


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 43%

Female undergraduate population: 57%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's

Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Arts And Design
Asian Studies
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering
Biological And Physical Sciences
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Chemistry General
Civil Engineering General
Communication Disorders General
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Engineering
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Design And Visual Communications
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education General
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Engineering Related Technologies / Technician
English Language And Literature General
Environmental Science / Studies
Ethnic And Cultural Studies Other
French Language And Literature
German Language And Literature
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Health Teacher Education
History General
Home Economics General
Humanities / Humanistic Studies
Interior Design General
International Relations And Affairs
Liberal Arts And Sciences / General Studies
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Music General Performance
Nursing Other
Parks Recreation And Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Sciences Other
Physical Therapy General
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Social Sciences General
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education