California State University San Bernardino

California State University San Bernardino

Founded in 1965, California State University, San Bernardino or CSUSB is a state-funded university in San Bernardino, California. It is part of the California State University System. The university enrolls more than 15, 000 students every year. The campus covers over 1,300,000 square feet.

CSUSB offers more than 70 programs and certificates and comprises five academic colleges in the following fields:

  • Arts and Letters
  • Business and Public Administration
  • Education
  • Extended Learning
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

CSUSB has facilities for basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and tennis. The school colors are Columbia blue and black. The sports team of CSUSB is known as the 'Coyotes'. They participate in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the NCAA's Division II.

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Contacting Cal State San Bernardino

California State University-San Bernardino
5500 University Pky
San Bernardino , CA 92407-2397
General Phone: (909) 537-5000

Cal State San Bernardino Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,182American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, ...
Business and Management1,076business management
Education and Teaching482education, educational administration, school counseling, math teaching, trade and industrial teaching
Therapy and Counseling360psychology
Family and Social Work351family studies, human services, public administration, social work
Security and Law Enforcement255criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy204health and physical education, vocational counseling, dietitian
Media186communication studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine173registered nursing
Science164biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Art Studies107art studies
Computer Science and Engineering76information technology, computer science
Medical Support and Technology60health service and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts18drama
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management13environmental studies
Medical Administration13health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Cal State San Bernardino in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,77937
Master's degree1,06123

Cal State San Bernardino Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cal State San Bernardino had a total enrollment of 17,066 students (14,597 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 34%
Women 66%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 12%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 8%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 18%
20-21 18%
22-24 23%
25-29 17%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)2%

Cal State San Bernardino Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 32 %

Cal State San Bernardino Room and Board (2007)

Cal State San Bernardino offers campus housing for 1,470 of its 14,597 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of San Bernardino, 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 San Bernardino Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380490
SAT Math390510
ACT Verbal1420
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1521

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 SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cal State San Bernardino Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,779
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,949
Room and board $ 9,624
Room charge $ 4,311
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,217
Books and supplies $ 1,413
Other expenses $ 3,282

Financial Aid:
Cal State San Bernardino participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 114200)

Cal State San Bernardino Faculty

Cal State San Bernardino has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4953
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2857

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year9$118,2093$110,912
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year13$119,5465$106,543

*: 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 year118$93,85568$90,490
Associate professoracademic year51$77,37742$73,937
Assistant professoracademic year42$61,63649$60,039
Lectureracademic year27$55,43255$55,619
All faculty totalacademic year238$80,279214$71,307

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

Cal State San Bernardino 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 Sports216586

Cal State San Bernardino Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

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
Psychology, General

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What Sets Cal State San Bernardino Apart:

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% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 17%Cal State San Bernardino % of degrees in family and social work

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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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