California State University, Stanislaus, also known as Stanislaus State or simply Stan State is a campus in the California State University system, was established in 1957 in Turlock, California. CSU Stanislaus has nursing and education programs. It is also the only campus in the CSU system to offer a bachelor's degree in cognitive studies. CSU Stanislaus has been rated in the top 10 public universities in the new West Coast Master's category by U.S. News & World Report magazine as well as a best buy in higher education for the past seven years.
In 1957 the California State Legislature established what was then called Stanislaus State College. The college was first accredited in 1964
. Classes began on the Stanislaus County
Fairgrounds in September, 1960
, and the college moved to its current location five years later, and was awarded university status. It was given its current name in 1985
, and received a ten-year accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges
California State University, Stanislaus offers 34 undergraduate majors, as well as 18 master's programs. In spring 2006 the University reorganized its large College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences (ALS) into four separate colleges:
- College of the Arts (COA)
- College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS)
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS)
- College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNS)
The University's two other colleges, the College of Business Administration (CBA) and the College of Education (COE) did not change in the reorganization.
The University library
was originally named for founding president Dr. J. Burton Vasché, and currently holds over 361,000 volumes, as well as having approximately 1,500 periodical
subscriptions. The Vasche Library also contains a juvenile collection, which has more than 5,900 titles of children’s literature
. The library offers access to more than 70 electronic databases and also contains federal
, and local documents.
CSU Stanislaus, in the Division II
of the NCAA
, competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association
. CSU Stanislaus fields 14 sports for men and women for the fall
, and spring
seasons. Fall sports for men include cross country
. Fall sports for women are cross country, soccer, and volleyball
. The winter sport for men is basketball and for women it is basketball
and indoor track and field. Spring sports for men include baseball
, and track and field
. Spring sports for women are softball
, track and field and tennis.
The men's golf team won 13 national championships in Division III, before being moved to Division II in 1992. Coach Jim Haney, 82 years old, has coached the golf team since 1977.
Men's baseball won 2 national championships in Division III (1976, 1977)