California State University-San Bernardino

5500 University Pky, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397

School Details

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
Nearly 50 undergraduate degrees allow students to pursue studies extending from Administration and Criminal Justice to Nursing and Nutrition and Food Sciences. Students can also obtain Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre Arts, Psychology, and Liberal Studies. Transitional programs, like pre-engineering and pre-law, prepare students for future graduate work. Furthermore, a large number of minor programs gives students added options. Students can also choose from a number of Master’s degree programs, including degree programs in mathematics, science, business administration, computer sciences, education, nursing, and more. A large number of certificate and teaching credential programs offered at CSUSB also enhance the skill sets of working professionals.

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
Out-of-state residents pay an added $248 per unit, and individual programs may have additional fees.

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
Graduate students and credential students may also be eligible for a select number of grant programs. Furthermore, loan programs include the Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, and alternate private resources. A variety of institutional and outside scholarships are also available, including merit-based and program-specific awards. Qualifying veterans, active military, reservists, and dependents may also access aid, including the College Fund, California Dependents Education Assistance, Work Study, Tuition Assistance, and other educational assistance programs.




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    Public, 4-year or above
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    Doctorate degree
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