California State University Monterey Bay

California State University Monterey Bay

California State University, Monterey Bay, also known as CSUMB, is a public university situated on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was established in the year 1994. CSUMB is a part of the California State University system and records an enrollment of more than 4,000 part-time and full-time students every year. The college offers students both bachelor and master degrees in diverse areas of study.

CSUMB's athletic department fields men's and women's sports teams. The teams compete in the California Pacific Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and several other events. The university is a member of the NCAA Division II sports teams and the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Otters. They participate in various sports including baseball, basketball, softball, volleyball, water-polo, and golf.

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Contacting Cal State Monterrey Bay

California State University-Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside , CA 93955-8001
General Phone: (831) 582-3330

Cal State Monterrey Bay Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts345linguistics, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations
Business and Management113business management
Media57radio and television
Conservation and Resource Management52environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering48computer and media applications
Family and Social Work34human services, public administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy27health and physical education
Art Studies15art studies
Science9marine biology
Education and Teaching8education
Therapy and Counseling6psychology

Number of programs and degrees for Cal State Monterrey Bay in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree64016
Master's degree825

Cal State Monterrey Bay Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cal State Monterrey Bay had a total enrollment of 4,080 students (3,864 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 46%
Black 4%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 25%
20-21 24%
22-24 23%
25-29 12%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Cal State Monterrey Bay Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 15 %

Cal State Monterrey Bay Room and Board (2007)

Cal State Monterrey Bay offers campus housing for 2,152 of its 3,864 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Seaside, 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.

Cal State Monterrey Bay Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430550
SAT Math430550
ACT Verbal1723
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1823

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 SAT84%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT21%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cal State Monterrey Bay Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,292
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,705
Room and board $ 9,152
Room charge $ 5,090
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,750
Books and supplies $ 1,386
Other expenses $ 3,672

Financial Aid:
Cal State Monterrey Bay participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3260300)

Cal State Monterrey Bay Faculty

Cal State Monterrey Bay has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2119
Non-tenured and not on tenure track918

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*0*
Associate professorcalendar year0*2*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*3$72,816

*: 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 year24$94,17915$90,238
Associate professoracademic year13$71,68214$75,895
Assistant professoracademic year18$63,92517$62,148
Lectureracademic year9$45,59718$52,803
No academic rankacademic year1*1*
All faculty totalacademic year65$75,09265$69,873

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

Cal State Monterrey Bay 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 Sports174461

Cal State Monterrey Bay Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Radio and Television

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Cal State Monterrey Bay Highlights

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What Sets Cal State Monterrey Bay Apart:

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