The roots for California State University, San Bernardino began with approval by the California State College system in 1960, and three years later a 430-acre site was chosen to construct the school. By 1965, 293 students enrolled and three buildings stood on the campus. Two years later, the first 59 students graduated. Throughout the twentieth century, CSUSB continued to grow, adding physical structures, including a student union, children’s center, and art museum, while also adding extra-curricular programs, including intercollegiate sports in 1984. The Yasuda Center for Extended Learning came into existence, along with year-round course offerings, and a satellite campus, now known as the Cal State San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus, opened. Expansion and outreach did not stop at the turn of the century. New research and curriculum programs continues at CSUSB, along with renovation of older facilities and added construction, including the Watson and Associates Literacy Center and the Palm Springs Center for a Sustainable Environment.
Today, the public, four-year California State, San Bernardino enrolls over 18,000 students, with diverse demographics. Nearly 50 percent of students are Hispanic, 22 percent are white, and the remainder of the student body includes African-American students, Asian students, and others. California State University, San Bernardino has been recognized with The Washington Center’s 2012 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award, in addition to being honored on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll. California State University, San Bernardino is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, along with additional programmatic accreditation for specific degrees and individual professional programs.
California State University, San Bernardino supports over 70 traditional Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, along with education credential programs, certificates, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership degree. Programs are housed in the following colleges:
- College of Arts and Letters
- College of Business and Public Administration
- College of Education
- College of Natural Sciences
- College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
- College of Extended Learning
CSUSB supports the College of Extended Learning to meet the needs of nontraditional students and working professionals. This division of the campus sponsors degree programs, international extension programs, customized workplace trainings, online coursework and programs, certificate and extension programs, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as offering classes for personal enrichment purposes. Students pursuing distance learning have various options via the University’s online partners. Career training and certificates in allied health, education, green industry, health science, history, and TESOL are offered online, in addition to complete certificate programs and individual self-study coursework via Gatlin Education Services. CSUSB also features a 13-month hybrid Master of Arts in Education with a TESOL concentration that can be completed through 75 percent online work combined with a summer session at California State University, San Bernardino.
Tuition is based on state residency. Full-time California resident students pay the following in tuition and mandatory fees:
- Undergraduate students, $2,180 per quarter
- Credential students, $2,472 per quarter
- Graduate tuition (with the exception of the Master’s in Business Administration, Accountancy, and Public Administration), $2,602 per quarter
- Doctorate students, $4,062 per quarter
California State University, San Bernardino supports financial aid for qualifying students, including grants, loans, and scholarships. A large number of grants for undergraduate students include:
- NCAA Athletic Grants-In-Aid
- Federal Pell Grant
- State University Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Educational Opportunity Program Grant
- Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant
- California Student Aid Commission Grants, including Cal Grant A and B
- Chafee Grant
- Child Development Grant Program
- California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program
- Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant Program
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:5,540
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