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California State University, San Bernardino was born on April 29, 1960, when legislation founding San Bernardino-Riverside State College was enacted. The California State College system’s board of trustees selected a 430-acre campus site in north San Bernardino in 1963, and the college’s official name was changed to California State College at San Bernardino. 

The original three-building campus opened to its first 293 students in 1965 under the leadership of founding President John Pfau, who was appointed in 1962. In 1967, the college celebrated its first graduating class of 59 students. 

The campus gained university status in 1984 and is now known as California State University, San Bernardino.

The university opened the satellite campus Coachella Valley Center in 1986 on the grounds of the College of the Desert in Palm Desert. The first building of a permanent campus opened in Palm Desert in 2002, and expansion continues at what is now known as CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus.

Cal State San Bernardino Facts and Stats:
FULL NAME: California State University, San Bernardino
SHORT NAME: Cal State San Bernardino
LOCATION: 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino
(University Parkway off the I-215 freeway)
PRESIDENT: Dr. Tomás D. Morales (2012 – present)
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Three quarters per year (11 weeks each) plus summer sessions
FEES*: The CSUSB Bursar's Office provides a listing of all student registration/tuition fees* and payment deadlines. Parking Services provides current parking permit rates and purchase instructions.
DEGREES & PROGRAMS Bachelor degree programs 46
Certificates 53
Masters degree programs 31
Doctoral degree programs 1
Credential programs 24
Pre-professional programs 6
COLLEGES: Arts and Letters
Business and Public Administration
Natural Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Extended Learning
(Fall 2012)
18, 234
White, non-Hispanic 22%
African American 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.2%
International 5%
Native American 0.3%
Other 9%
FEMALE/MALE: Female 62%
Male 38%
MEDIAN AGE: All undergraduates 21
Grad/Post baccalaureate 30
CAMPUS SIZE: 441.5 acres


Complete facts and stats can be found at the Office of Institutional Research.

*The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

California State University, San Bernardino

Office of Admissions & Student Recruitment

5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

p-909.537.5188 f-909.537.7034

updated May 27, 2015

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