California State University-Monterey Bay says
California State University, Monterey Bay provides an exceptional education at an affordable price. We're a small, residential campus with an engaged faculty. Students receive individual attention, plus the many opportunities of a comprehensive university.
We're one of the 23 campuses that make up the California State University system. Like the other CSUs, our name comes from our location. Our 1,387-acre campus is one mile from the shores of Monterey Bay, between the Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula.
We serve students from the entire state of California, but 31 percent of our undergraduate students come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved (38%) and low-income (33%) populations. Nearly seventy percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Fifty-one percent of our students are among the first generation of their family to go to college.
A few more things set us apart from other CSUs. First, we're smaller than most, with about 5,000 students. Of those, 52 percent live on campus. Second, our campus is on the former Fort Ord Army base, which closed in 1994, and so it has a different feel. Third, we've outlined a Vision Statement that inspires everything we do. We offer
22 undergraduate degrees
8 graduate degrees
Three biggest majors
Total enrollment: 5,173 Gender
Asian American: 5%
African American: 5%
Pacific Islander: 1%
Native American: 1%
Two or more: 6%
Other/decline to state: 7%
Looking for more facts and figures?
You can find in-depth data about Cal State Monterey Bay on the Institutional Assessment & Research website and CSU Analytic Studies website.