California State University, Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, United States

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established Established :

September 22, 1947

campus University Type and Campus :

Urban 300 acres

California State University, Sacramento (CSUS; Sacramento State, informally Sac State), founded in 1947 as Sacramento State College, is a public comprehensive university in the city of Sacramento, the capital city of the U.S. state of California. It is the eleventh oldest school in the 23-campus California State University system. The university enrolls approximately 29,000 students annually, has an alumni base of 215,000 and awards 7,000 degrees annually. The university offers 151 different Bachelor's degrees, 69 Master's degrees, 28 types of teaching credentials, and 2 Doctoral degrees. The university also has extensions in Singapore, offering a unique IMBA (International Master's in Business Administration).

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Motto: Redefine the Possible, Do the Unexpected

Endowment: $35.0 million (2015)

Administrative staff: 1,270

Students: 30,284 (Fall 2015)

Undergraduates: 27,641 (Fall 2015)

Postgraduates: 2,643 (Fall 2015)

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