California State University-Sacramento

Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento

6000 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819-2694
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California State University-Sacramento Review

A- Excellent
4.083325 Based on 15 Reviews
Career Preparation
A-
Students and Culture
A-
Facilities
A-
Activities and Groups
A-

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at California State University-Sacramento.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

2216 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art/Art Studies, General
 
68
2
 
 
Business Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
 
203
30
 
 
Community College Education
 
 
 
1
7
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
 
 
69
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
498
9
 
 
Education, General
 
 
76
 
 
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
 
 
 
 
10
English Language and Literature, General
 
150
23
 
 
French Language and Literature
 
7
 
 
 
General Studies
 
 
 
6
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
 
305
9
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
162
0
 
 
Public/Applied History
 
 
1
 
0
Spanish Language and Literature
 
36
7
 
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
 
510
8
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
19
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1712 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
39
2
 
 
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
12
 
 
 
Deaf Studies
 
37
 
 
 
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
 
52
 
 
 
History, General
 
115
14
 
 
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
 
14
1
 
 
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
0
 
 
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
 
19
2
 
 
Philosophy
 
33
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
160
6
44
 
Psychology, General
 
478
12
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
10
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
37
 
 
 
Social Work
 
230
101
 
 
Sociology
 
252
17
 
 
Women's Studies
 
25
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1600 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
0
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
1019
163
 
 
Economics, General
 
187
2
 
 
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
 
229
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

781 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Gerontology
 
73
 
 
 
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
 
348
 
 
 
Physical Therapy/Therapist
 
 
 
 
62
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
 
239
59
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

639 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Civil Engineering, General
 
136
25
 
 
Computer Engineering, General
 
37
4
 
 
Computer Software Engineering
 
 
0
 
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
 
48
 
 
 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
85
37
 
 
Engineering Technology, General
 
0
 
 
 
Environmental Science
 
76
 
 
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
180
11
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

510 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
 
54
 
 
 
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
232
15
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
40
5
 
 
Geography
 
48
 
 
 
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
31
3
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
55
9
 
 
Physics, General
 
18
 
 
 

276 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Science
 
236
40
 
 

209 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
 
40
 
 
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
 
33
0
 
 
Graphic Design
 
36
 
 
 
Interior Design
 
35
 
 
 
Music Performance, General
 
27
6
 
 
Music, General
 
10
 
 
 
Photography
 
22
 
 
 

106 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
 
102
4
 
 

25 Communication and Media Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
 
25
 
 
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at California State University-Sacramento.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
 
Education, General
 
 
 
 
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
  • Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A- Excellent
Career Preparation

What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?

4 Based on 15 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2004

    CSUS has all the resources to help students succeed

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Studies, Class of 2015

    On-line courses; all courses have component for all assignments, test, syllabi on Blackboard sys; internship opportunities in most majors; excellent Career Cntr. with etiquette dinner, etc. trainings and resume preparation.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 2010

    The accounting society I belonged to, Beta Alpha Psi, was great for networking with professionals. The career center was also available.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 1996

    Right now, not sure, I haven't been in college for 20 years

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Government , Class of 1996

    It was before the internet ...

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture

What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?

4.2 Based on 15 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1978

    much different than it is now

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    M.S. Counseling, Class of 1986

    I was working full time and attending classes in the evening so didn't get a feel for the culture of the school.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2004

    Like many schools, some students are very involved with the school while others are commuters. The age range varies, which makes it quite diverse.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Studies, Class of 2015

    Extremely diverse! All cultures, ethnicities and genders respect each other and take the time to learn about different cultures.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    optical science, Class of 1983

    all ages sexes and part time and full time students

    5 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Facilities

What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.

4.1333333333333 Based on 15 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1978

    Much more improved than when i went

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 1985

    I have nothing to compare

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 2004

    lots of options, student centers, dorms,

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2004

    I lived off-campus; however, from my visits with friends, it appeared that that the facilities were great.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    BS Marketing, Class of 1986

    changed a lot since i graduated. For the better

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Studies, Class of 2015

    Residence Halls excellent, building new one on the Riverfront; computer labs and bldg. 24/7 operations; classrooms being worked on to bring up to technology enhanced stage; some old building need replacing; but, public school usually utilizes bond money for new buildings. Some growth with private donors starting.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 1984

    Lots of facilities. Multiple gyms, sports fields, swimming pools, computer labs, dorms dining halls, resturants.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Business, Class of 2010

    Computer labs were good, could have been bigger. Classrooms were good. I didn't live on campus though.

    4 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    B.S. Business admin., Class of 2015

    dorms, multiple computer labs, student union, 5 story library, dining commons, game room, beer bar, wellness center

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    optical science, Class of 1983

    computer labs were great didn't live o campus so didn't take part in the balance of what else was available

    3 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 1996

    They have built many more and modernized many buildings since I was there.

    4 Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups

What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?

4 Based on 15 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology, Class of 2004

    The multi-cultural activities were popular.

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Communication Studies, Class of 2015

    The WELL health, wellness and training facility, with largest rock-wall in N. America; top tier awards for sustainability features used to build huge building; with expandable roof for weather changes in California. Many intramural teams and Clubs, i.e. even a competitive Bass Fishing Club!

    5 Rated January 2016
  • Alumni
    Criminal Justice, Class of 1984

    There are many clubs and activies. Also very active Greek life. Not sure what is most unique activity or group. Perhaps the overall diversity of the campus.

    4 Rated January 2016

Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Tom Hanks: Academy Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner, Sacramento State alum? That’s right—Tom Hanks spent a year studying theatre arts before jumping headfast into his film career. Are you a fan of The Office? If so, then you should know Creed Bratton (he goes by the same name on and off screen). Bratton graduated with a drama degree in 1964. And if you were able to see Good Morning America anytime between 1980 and 1997, you might know reporter/anchor Joan Lunden. If not, you may have seen some of Lunden’s work on your family’s bookshelves. She has authored books about cooking, healthy living, and parenting. But Lunden isn’t the only Sacramento State graduate to make it big in the news. Rene Sylar co-hosted CBS’ The Early Show in the 2000s and like Lunden published a book on “good enough” parenting in 2007. NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt and Access Hollywood Host Giselle Fernandez also made the jump from Sacramento State to major news networks. This just in: students come out of Sacramento State with serious star quality.

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What is the campus setting like?
1 Answer
  • Sacramento State is set in the capital city of California, but the campus is by no means a concrete jungle. In fact, its 3,500 trees make every day feel like Arbor Day. This is a designated Tree Campus USA university, so you know it takes the landscape and environment seriously. Sometimes students get to grab shovels and plant new trees. But opportunity blooms year round on campus. There’s an Aquatic Center where you can take windsurfing and jet skiing classes. Is it too cold out for that? See what’s going on in The Well, the student health and fitness center. Here students get vertical on the climbing wall and go the distance on the indoor track. By the way, the American River Bike Trail is across the street from the campus bookstore. What’s so special about it? USA Today ranked it the sixth best urban trail—in the country! With all of these activities, don’t forget to give your body some much-needed rest. Treat yourself with a visit to the salon and spa located in the student union. Then grab some comfort food on the way out. If you’re in the mood for Asian cuisine, pizza, or burritos, you’ll find it here. From activities to eateries to planting trees, there’s something for every taste at “Sac State.”

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • Sacramento State offers a great mix of fully online degree and certificate programs. For example, you can earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, career and technical studies, or American Sign Language programs from the comfort of home. The certificate programs only take up to one year to complete depending on the area of study, meaning you may be able to boost your skill set in a matter of months. You can choose from specialized certificates including water treatment plant operations, state supervision, student dropout prevention, contract management, and community college faculty preparation. Want to find out if Sacramento State is right for you before you enroll? Try their Open University program and take a class without the commitment. You can get to know campus, meet professors, and grow your skills all without going through the full-fledged application process. When you’re ready to make it official, you’ll already be an expert in all things Sacramento State.

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What are the athletic highlights?
1 Answer
  • Sacramento State’s athletic teams are crushing it on the conference level. The Hornets have secured 62 Big Sky Conference championships, and most of those since 2000. The men’s and women’s tennis teams are by far the most accomplished, with 13 and 14 conference wins (respectively). But women’s volleyball isn’t far behind, coming in with 11 conference championships. Along with causing a buzz for their athletic achievements, the Hornets are breaking academic records. Student-athletes averaged above a 3.0 GPA during the 2015-2016 academic year, and 32 of them earned Big Sky Conference all-Academic honors in fall 2015. Their ability to balance athletics with academics is inspiring. If you want to be a Hornet on a more recreational (yet still competitive!) level, then you can get involved with an intramural or club sport. Students play the ever-popular sports of tennis, soccer, rugby, volleyball, and baseball. But they can also try something a little different. How about rock climbing, bass fishing, wakeboarding, floor hockey, or foot golf? You do you!

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What are the school's academic highlights?
1 Answer
  • Big news if you’re interested in research: Sacramento State is opening a student research center in fall 2016. But the university is already a bustling hub of research activity. You’ll find over 20 research institutes and centers, including STORC, the Sustainable Technology Optimization Research Center. At STORC students and faculty work together on aquaponics, composting, and alternative energy projects. In spring 2016 students made vermicomposting bins. These bins make it possible for people who lack access to healthy food options to grow organic produce at home. Also, since the university is part of the larger California State University system, you’ll have chances to compete and collaborate with students statewide. Through CSUPERB I2P (which stands for the CSU Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology Idea-to-Product competition), student teams research and present plans for cutting-edge technologies. Sacramento State students took first place three years in a row. And, if you at all doubted their abilities, in addition to first place they also took second and third place in 2014! Curious about what kinds of products they’ve dreamed up? The 2014 winning team created a surgical kit that addresses postoperative adhesions; the 2013 winning team designed a handheld device that rapidly produces a bone healing substance called thrombin from a patient’s blood sample. When it comes to academic opportunities at Sacramento State, this only scratches the surface.

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