California State University Dominguez Hills

California State University Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills, also referred to as CSUDH, was built in 1960. However, it was only in 1966, following the Watts Riots, that the university started its full fledged educational programs in response to the communal outcry over the lack of higher education opportunities in Los Angeles' African American suburbs.

CSUDH offers enrollment to over 13,000 students every year on its 346-acre campus. There are more than 40 undergraduate majors, 20 master's degrees, and a number of certificate and credit programs that students can choose from. The school also has a recognized nursing program.

The athletic teams of CSUDH are known as the Toros, and the university boasts of a 27,000 seat multiple-sports complex called the Home Depot Center. There are separate soccer, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field teams for men and women. The alumni consists of literary and screen personalities like Wendel Vernon Eckford, Kate Gale, Scott Shaw, Clarence Gilyard, John Langley, Lela Rochon and Brian Kehew, and famous journalists like Steffan Tubbs.

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Contacting CSU Dominguez Hills

California State University-Dominguez Hills
1000 E Victoria St
Carson , CA 90747-0005
General Phone: (310) 243-3300

CSU Dominguez Hills Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts725African-American studies, Hispanic-American studies, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, peace and conflict resolution, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Business and Management401business management, labor studies, business and related services
Education and Teaching290education, special ed, math teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine259registered nursing
Family and Social Work250human services, public administration, social work
Therapy and Counseling163behavioral sciences, psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy89parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, occupational therapy
Media74communication studies, digital communications
Medical Support and Technology62health service and sciences, clinical lab tech
Science42biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering Technician28quality control tech
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and safety
Art Studies22art studies
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering10computer science
Drama and Performing Arts5drama

Number of programs and degrees for CSU Dominguez Hills in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,56439
Master's degree90922

CSU Dominguez Hills Student Body

In 2007-2008, CSU Dominguez Hills had a total enrollment of 12,082 students (9,209 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 26%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 13%
20-21 10%
22-24 18%
25-29 20%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 0%

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


CSU Dominguez Hills Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 46 %

CSU Dominguez Hills Room and Board (2007)

CSU Dominguez Hills offers campus housing for 557 of its 9,209 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Carson, 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 Dominguez Hills Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal360460
SAT Math350460
ACT Verbal1219
ACT Math1518
ACT Composite1418

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)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT69%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

CSU Dominguez Hills Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,663
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,833
Room and board $ 8,955
Room charge $ 6,210
Books and supplies $ 1,400
Other expenses $ 3,156

Financial Aid:
CSU Dominguez Hills participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 114100)

CSU Dominguez Hills Faculty

CSU Dominguez Hills has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3844
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3042

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year4$121,6299$106,547
Associate professorcalendar year0*3$97,660
Assistant professorcalendar year1*6$82,774
Lecturercalendar year7$85,06512$75,520
All faculty totalcalendar year12$97,66030$88,493

*: 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 year59$95,16225$94,598
Associate professoracademic year34$77,33830$75,799
Assistant professoracademic year27$70,93239$70,419
Lectureracademic year10$63,82916$69,913
All faculty totalacademic year130$83,058110$77,308

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

CSU Dominguez Hills Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Collegiate Athletic Association
Baseball California Collegiate Athletic Association
Track California Collegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports113849

CSU Dominguez Hills Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Labor Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Behavioral Sciences
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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