With a current strategy focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), California State University East Bay, founded in 1957, continues progressing forward into the twenty-first century. Located on 342 acres in the San Francisco region, Cal State University East Bay houses the main Hayward campus which features facilities that include hundreds of classrooms and labs, along with the University Union student center, the newly constructed technology center, the University Library, and a 500-seat theater. The second Concord campus, located in Contra Costa County, houses upper division and graduate programs. Cal State East Bay also coordinates the Oakland Professional Development Center and an online campus. More than 13,000 students are enrolled in the public 4-year university, and class sizes average 31.6 with a student-to-faculty ratio of 26.8:1. Cal State East Bay participates in NCAA Division II athletics, including teams like basketball, baseball, cross country, swimming, volleyball, and soccer. Furthermore, the university hosts over 120 clubs and organizations, including recreational activities, Greek and honor organizations, academic and cultural groups, and special interest events.
California State East Bay is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, multiple programs also retain individual accreditation from additional accrediting agencies.
Cal State University East Bay awards 50-plus Bachelor’s and over 35 Master’s degrees, along with certificates, in more than 100 fields of study. The most common undergraduate majors include Business, Psychology, Liberal Studies, Biological Sciences, Pre-Nursing, Human Development, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Art, and Sociology. Likewise, graduate students typically pursue studies in Business, Public Administration, Social Work, Education, Computer Science, Educational Leadership, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Counseling, and Statistics.
The Cal State East Bay Online campus provides flexible programming while offering multiple degree options. Online Bachelor’s degrees include majors in Ethnic Studies, Human Development, Business Administration, Hospitality and Tourism, and Recreation. Graduate students can pursue online Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership, Health Care Administration, Recreation and Tourism, and Taxation. Classes are based on 11-week quarter sessions, and many students entering with fulfilled course prerequisites can complete the degree programs in two years. For students requiring the first two years of lower division courses, Cal State East Bay maintains links to neighboring community colleges that offer online transfer programs. Furthermore, online courses are asynchronous and many include reading, weekly assignments, and class discussions. Students can access support systems, via Academic Advising and Career Education, the University Library, technical assistance, and online tutoring.
Tuition is based on residency. Tuition for full-time, in-state undergraduates is $6,549 annually and $15,477 annually for full-time non-residents. In addition, Cal State East Bay participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program that enables qualifying undergraduate students residing in 14 western states to receive reduced tuition rates. Tuition for the undergraduate WUE program is $9,285 annually. Graduate students also pay tuition based on residency. In-state graduate tuition is $7,815 annually and non-resident tuition is $13,767 annually. Additional fees, like the Graduate Business Professional Fee, may also apply for select students.
Cal State East Bay commits to the education of students by offering financial aid programs, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Eligible students may be the recipients of institutional scholarships, including those sponsored by departments and organizations, in addition to external awards. Other aid for qualifying students includes:
Federal and State Grants
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Educational Opportunity Grant
- State University Grants, including Cal Grants
- TEACH Grant
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
- Federal Perkins Loan
- Federal Direct Loans
- PLUS Loans
- Loans for Educators
- Alternative loans
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:5,623
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