California State University Stanislaus

California State University Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus, also called Stan State, was established as a public university in 1957. There are over 6,000 students pursuing the university's education and nursing programs. Over 30 undergraduate majors and 18 master's programs are offered by the university. Stan State is the only university in the CSU system that offers a bachelor's degree in cognitive studies. These courses are taught in 4 different colleges:

  • College of the Arts
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Stan State's sports teams go by the name of Warriors, and the official team colors are red and gold. The university fields 14 sports teams, including cross-country, soccer, baseball, golf, track and field, volleyball, basketball and softball teams.

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Contacting Cal State Stanislaus

California State University-Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock , CA 95382
General Phone: (209) 667-3122

Cal State Stanislaus Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts551French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, economics, geography, ...
Business and Management335business management, business and related services
Therapy and Counseling156cognitive science, psychology
Security and Law Enforcement140criminal justice and safety
Science92biology, marine biology, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Education and Teaching87education, early childhood education
Media76communication studies
Family and Social Work74public administration, social work
Nursing and Emergency Medicine60registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy48health and physical education
Computer Science and Engineering41information technology, computer science
Art Studies17art studies
Music14music, music performance
Agricultural Science and Management12various agricutural courses
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Fine Arts3fine arts

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,52436
Master's degree21610

Cal State Stanislaus Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cal State Stanislaus had a total enrollment of 8,836 students (7,565 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 35%
Women 65%
Full-Time 92%
Part-Time 8%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 4%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 19%
20-21 19%
22-24 24%
25-29 17%
30-34 7%
35-39 4%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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


Cal State Stanislaus Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %
Part-Time 65 %

Cal State Stanislaus Room and Board (2007)

Cal State Stanislaus offers campus housing for 653 of its 7,565 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Turlock, 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 Stanislaus Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410530
SAT Math420540
ACT Verbal1622
ACT Math1723
ACT Composite1722

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 SAT81%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Cal State Stanislaus Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,819
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,989
Room and board $ 8,820
Room charge $ 5,036
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,900
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 3,096

Financial Aid:
Cal State Stanislaus participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 115700)

Cal State Stanislaus Faculty

Cal State Stanislaus has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3741
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2531

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$114,6042*
Lecturercalendar year3$72,6963$74,248
All faculty totalcalendar year6$93,6505$88,426

*: 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 year69$91,62539$92,781
Associate professoracademic year37$70,23232$68,372
Assistant professoracademic year34$62,11841$64,152
Lectureracademic year21$51,70627$54,972
All faculty totalacademic year161$75,270139$71,373

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

Cal State Stanislaus 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 Sports154257

Cal State Stanislaus Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Technology

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
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

Music Performance, General
Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Psychology, General

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