CSU Dominguez Hills, an urban university in the twenty-three campus California State University system, is located in Carson, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Its 346-acre campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area. The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial, and transportation complex in Southern California. The area includes the massive Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach—Southern California’s gateway to international commerce. Cultural, performance, and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about twenty-five minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south. The StubHub Sports Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer’s L.A. Galaxy, is located on the CSUDH campus.
With an enrollment exceeding 14,000 students, CSUDH is a federally recognized Minority- Serving Institution as well as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is among the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation: 60% Hispanic, 14.5% African American, 11% White, and 11% Asian/Pacific Islanders.
CSUDH is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master’s degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, the university offers professional programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Twelve programs hold accreditations from national professional associations: business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, social work, special education, and theatre arts. The university is known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts. CSUDH is also a national leader in distance education, with ten academic degree programs and seven certificate programs offered online.