California State University-Sacramento

California State University, Sacramento, locally known as Sac State, is a public ally owned and operated university based in California’s capital, Sacramento. As the eleventh oldest of the CSU campuses, the university was originally named Sacramento State College when it was opened in 1947. Each year, about 30,000 students enroll, and 7,000 receive degrees and join the university’s 215,000 alumni. Over 150 undergraduate programs are offered at the university, as well as about 100 Master’s degrees, Doctoral degrees (Doctor of Education and Doctor of Physical Therapy), and teaching licenses. The university also provides opportunities for students to receive an International Master’s in Business Administration through its extended programs in Singapore.

The campus gains over 4,000 transfer students annually, making it one of the top three universities that Community College students in California ultimately attend. The university’s classes hold about 40 students each, and there is about one faculty member to every 30 students throughout the university. New students that transfer usually switch from junior and community colleges. Approximately 750 foreign students attend the university, bringing a variety of cultures from 80 countries. The largest is India with 160 students receiving an international education at the university.

The U.S. News and World Report ranked the university as the 15th campus in the West with the largest variety of ethnicities, as well as the Western Region’s 21st university with the most economical diversity. The university was also ranked among state and research universities country-wide as 59th most potential for salary by PayScale. It boasts 6th best salaries of all CSU campuses, with normally over $45,000 for beginning salaries and over $82,000 for the average salary.

Through the Sacramento State College of Continuing Education students can participate in online degree completion programs, weekend courses, summer session courses and custom training courses.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (916) 278-6011
Address: 6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694
Institution Type: Public, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 24,000+ undergrad, 3,100+ grad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's, Master's, Doctoral
In-State Tuition N/A
Out-of-State Tuition $ 11,232
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 28 to 1
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Early Childhood Education and Teaching
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School Counseling and Guidance Services
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
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Computer Engineering
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English Language and Literature Letters
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