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For more than 60 years, Cal State 鶹AV has served the Bay Area and beyond, providing access to higher education for a diverse student body and advancing regional engagement. In recent years, the university and its many programs have been included in several state and national rankings. Learn more about joining the Pioneer family. 



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One of the best ways to get to know our campus is through the . This portal is your personalized, one stop shop to:

  • Learn more about your major and academic support;
  • Hear from current students about what it’s like to be a Pioneer;
  • Get information about financial aid and paying for college;
  • Meet your Outreach Counselor who can help you with next steps in the admissions process; and
  • Identifying your next steps!

Contact Us

The Welcome Center
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student and Faculty Support Building, Suite 122
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Cal State 鶹AV has three campuses — Hayward, Concord and Oakland.

  • Sixty-two percent of Cal State 鶹AV students are the first in their family to go to college.

  • More than 60% of Cal State 鶹AV students are female.

  • CSUEB has 15 athletic teams and competes in NCAA Division II.

  • More than 130,000 alumni contribute to the economic, social and cultural quality of life in the 鶹AV and beyond.

  • Cal State 鶹AV offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals.

  • Campus In Action logo

    Cal State 鶹AV is committed to promoting civic engagement among students and has signed a Campus Compact Civic Action Statement.

  • Notable alumni include the late MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, California Wellness Foundation President and CEO Judy Belk, Tony-winning actor James Iglehart and former CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.

  • In 2021, Cal State 鶹AV became the first public university in California to be honored by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

  • At the Green Biome Institute, faculty and students are sequencing the genomes of the mysterious and disappearing plants that could benefit humans.

  • Access and retention programs for transfer students, including Sankofa and GANAS, smooth the transition from community college and lead to higher student involvement and graduation rates.

  • The annual Cultural Awareness Month series gives recognition to specific communities represented at the university and includes well-known guest speakers from each of those communities.

  • Within the region, Cal State 鶹AV alumni influence more than $2.5 billion in industry activity.

  • Cal State 鶹AV ranks #25 in CNBC’s Top 50 US Colleges that Pay off the Most.

  • Alumnus Gene Luen Yang (MS ’03, Education) was the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant."

  • The Pioneers for H.O.P.E. program supports students facing homelessness, food insecurity, and other various crisis situations.

  • The Wall Street Journal recognizes CSUEB as a Top 10 college in the west for diversity.

  • The Wall Street Journal recognizes CSUEB as a Top 10 college in the west for diversity.

  • Pioneers logo

    Cal State 鶹AV's 15 athletic teams compete within NCAA Division II.

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently names Cal State 鶹AV as one of the most diverse public institutions in the continental U.S.

  • Cal State 鶹AV offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals.

  • Cal State 鶹AV was noted for its exceptionally diverse student body, ranking as one of the most diverse four-year public college on the U.S. mainland by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • CSUEB has won a HEED award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for six straight years. The award honors universities that have shown exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Cal State 鶹AV offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 56 minors, 34 master’s degrees, 23 credentials and certificates and one doctoral degree.

Cal State 鶹AV has three campuses — Hayward, Concord and Oakland.

Sixty-two percent of Cal State 鶹AV students are the first in their family to go to college.

More than 60% of Cal State 鶹AV students are female.

CSUEB has 15 athletic teams and competes in NCAA Division II.

More than 130,000 alumni contribute to the economic, social and cultural quality of life in the 鶹AV and beyond.

Cal State 鶹AV offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals.

Campus In Action logo

Cal State 鶹AV is committed to promoting civic engagement among students and has signed a Campus Compact Civic Action Statement.

Notable alumni include the late MLB Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, California Wellness Foundation President and CEO Judy Belk, Tony-winning actor James Iglehart and former CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White.

In 2021, Cal State 鶹AV became the first public university in California to be honored by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

At the Green Biome Institute, faculty and students are sequencing the genomes of the mysterious and disappearing plants that could benefit humans.

Access and retention programs for transfer students, including Sankofa and GANAS, smooth the transition from community college and lead to higher student involvement and graduation rates.

The annual Cultural Awareness Month series gives recognition to specific communities represented at the university and includes well-known guest speakers from each of those communities.

Within the region, Cal State 鶹AV alumni influence more than $2.5 billion in industry activity.

Cal State 鶹AV ranks #25 in CNBC’s Top 50 US Colleges that Pay off the Most.

Alumnus Gene Luen Yang (MS ’03, Education) was the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant."

The Pioneers for H.O.P.E. program supports students facing homelessness, food insecurity, and other various crisis situations.

The Wall Street Journal recognizes CSUEB as a Top 10 college in the west for diversity.

The Wall Street Journal recognizes CSUEB as a Top 10 college in the west for diversity.

Pioneers logo

Cal State 鶹AV's 15 athletic teams compete within NCAA Division II.

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently names Cal State 鶹AV as one of the most diverse public institutions in the continental U.S.

Cal State 鶹AV offers more than 40 high-quality continuing education degree and certificate programs for working professionals.

Cal State 鶹AV was noted for its exceptionally diverse student body, ranking as one of the most diverse four-year public college on the U.S. mainland by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

CSUEB has won a HEED award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for six straight years. The award honors universities that have shown exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Cal State 鶹AV offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 56 minors, 34 master’s degrees, 23 credentials and certificates and one doctoral degree.