California State University Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA


California State University, Dominguez Hills, was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 12,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

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Company Overview

Founded: 1960
Classification: Public, co-educational
Degrees Granted: Bachelor s, Master s

Six Colleges:
Colleges of Arts and Humanities
College of Business Administration and Public Policy
College of Education
College of Extended and International Education
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
College of Health, Human Services and Nursing

Our Mission
We provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

About the School
California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Established in 1960, CSUDH is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.

CSUDH is proud of its exceptional faculty, staff, and students. Our state-of-the art educational institution is equipped with SMART classrooms, new sports facilities, and a serene environment for students to grow and learn. At CSUDH, we work with our community and friends closely to do outreach projects with area charities, non-profit organizations, schools, and libraries.

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Our Vision & Core Values

Our Vision
A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSUDH will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America. We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where:

Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.
Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.
Sustainable environmental, social, and economic practices are a way of life.
Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.
Faculty and staff across the university are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities.
Student life is meaningful and vibrant.
Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.
Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.

Our Core Values
The following core values are fundamental to our success:

Accountability. We recognize and live up to our responsibility to our students, campus resources and finances, staff, faculty alumni, supporters, and the community at large.
Collaboration. All segments of the campus community work together to support our vision as well as our students' success.
Continuous Learning. We strive to continually improve teaching, scholarship and service.
Rigorous Standards. We identify, implement and support excellence in all our practices.
Proactive Partnerships. We actively engage with our communities and its members to promote educational opportunities and excellence for our students.
Respect. We celebrate and respect diversity in all forms.
Responsiveness. We are here to serve the needs of students, this community and society.