California State University Channel Islands

California State University Channel Islands

California State University Channel Islands, also known as CSUCI, is located in Camarillo, California, United States. It was established in the year 2002 and is under the California State University system. Students can obtain degrees in various fields of study including applied physics, computer engineering, education, information technology, environmental science, and public administration.

CSUCI's athletic teams participate in various sports such as golf, basketball, volleyball, flag football, cross country, soccer, and softball. The university is home to many student clubs and organizations including the Instrumental Music Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Computer Science Club, Gamma Beta Phi, and Free Radicals Science Club. The student-run college newpaper is called the "Channel Islands View."

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California State University-Channel Islands
One University Dr
Camarillo , CA 93012
General Phone: (805) 437-8400

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CSU Channel Islands Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts313Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, economics, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management159business management
Therapy and Counseling135psychology
Science65biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Art Studies64visual and performing arts, art studies
Computer Science and Engineering23information technology, computer science
Conservation and Resource Management14environmental studies
Education and Teaching8educational administration
Media2communication studies

Number of programs and degrees for CSU Channel Islands in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree75518
Master's degree455

CSU Channel Islands Student Body

In 2007-2008, CSU Channel Islands had a total enrollment of 3,599 students (2,994 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 2%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 23%
20-21 22%
22-24 27%
25-29 15%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


CSU Channel Islands Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 50 %

CSU Channel Islands Room and Board (2007)

CSU Channel Islands offers campus housing for 804 of its 2,994 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Camarillo, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

CSU Channel Islands Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

CSU Channel Islands Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,758
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,928
Room and board $ 10,000
Room charge $ 7,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,900
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,400

Financial Aid:
CSU Channel Islands participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3980300)

CSU Channel Islands Faculty

CSU Channel Islands has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2022
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1922

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*2*
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$112,3325$106,596

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$105,0595$102,655
Associate professoracademic year19$90,17516$88,676
Assistant professoracademic year12$79,56114$79,390
Lectureracademic year16$60,08419$60,209
All faculty totalacademic year59$82,88354$77,547

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

CSU Channel Islands Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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