Stanislaus State University offers more than 189 majors, concentrations, minors and teaching credentials. The university offers 23 master's programs and six graduate certificate programs. In addition, Stanislaus State offers an executive master of business administration program, as well as a doctoral program in Educational Leadership. As of 2013, over 80 percent of the university's faculty were tenured or on tenure track. Approximately 85 percent of the faculty have a doctorate or terminal degree.
As of fall 2014, the student to faculty ratio at Stanislaus State University is 22:1. In Fall 2013, the most popular bachelor's degree programs were the bachelor of science in business administration program, the bachelor of science in nursing, and the bachelor of arts in psychology programs, respectively. The master of arts in education and the master of social work programs were the most popular graduate programs in the fall of 2013.
Stanislaus State University is one of the top 100 colleges for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanic students, and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic-serving institution. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities designated the university as one of 12 public universities performing exceptionally in how it is improving retention and graduation rates.
Stanislaus State has many programs that are accredited by specialty organizations, including the public administration program, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the theatre program, which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.