California State University - Fresno

Fresno, CA

Brief Description

Strategically located on a 327-acre urban campus at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range in the verdant San Joaquin Valley within just 58 miles from the famous Yosemite National Park, California State University – Fresno is comprehensive public research institution with a total enrollment of over 23,000 students. Consistently ranked within the top 15 best national master's universities in the United States by Washington Monthly magazine, Fresno State is ranked as the 36th best college and 8th top public school in the West by the U.S. News and World Report.

Since its inception in 1911 as the Fresno State Normal School for educating competent teachers, Cal State Fresno has expanded its horizons to offers 60 bachelor's degree, 45 master's degree, three doctoral, and 12 graduate certificate programs accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Currently, Fresno State stands out for having some of the best degree programs in the nation for nursing, physical therapy, education, rehabilitation counseling, social work, business administration, and speech pathology.

Renowned for having the first university-based commercial winery in the United States, Fresno State is considered one of the best equipped agricultural facilities in the West with student-made wines winning over 300 awards in the last decade. Along with its nationally ranked Top 10 Equestrian team, the Fresno State Bulldogs are members of the Mountain West Conference for competition in NCAA Division I with 18 intercollegiate varsity teams. Notable former Bulldogs include actor Robert Beltran, actress Noreen Corcoran, poet William Everson, astronaut Rick Husband, and NBA player Paul George.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 15413

Total institution enrollment: 19056

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 - Fresno
5241 N Maple Ave
Fresno, CA 93740


(559) 278-4240


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 44%

Female undergraduate population: 56%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

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

Afro American / Black Studies
Agricultural Business And Management
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture / Agricultural Sciences Other
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Arts And Design
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Chemistry General
Communication Disorders General
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences General
Computer Engineering
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Drama / Theater Arts General
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education General
Electrical Electronics And Communication
Engineering General
English Language And Literature General
French Language And Literature
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Hispanic American Studies
History General
Home Economics General
Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology / Bacteriology
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Other
Music General
Nursing Other
Parks Recreation And Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching
Physical Sciences General
Physical Therapy General
Physics General
Political Science And Government General
Pre Elementary Early Childhood Kindergarten
Psychology General
Public Administration
Rehabilitation / Therapeutic Services Operations
Social Sciences And History Other
Social Sciences General
Social Work
Spanish Language And Literature
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Technology / Industrial Arts Teacher