CSU Long Beach

CSU Long Beach was the first campus to offer full academic scholarships specifically to California high school valedictorians and National Merit scholars. Established in 1995, the President’s Scholars Program is recognized as the premier program of its kind in the state.  Hundreds of the state’s best and brightest high school graduates apply to the university each year in hopes of capturing one of 50 President’s Scholar scholarships for incoming freshmen.  Graduates of the program have gone on to prestigious graduate and professional schools such as Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley Law School, Stanford, Duke and Johns Hopkins medical schools, UCLA Dental School and CSU Long Beach. Others have successful careers at companies like Disney, Boeing and TRW.

High Magnitude Economic Impact

CSU Long Beach’s annual impact on the Los Angeles region and the State of California is enormous:

  • Annual spending related to CSU Long Beach ($631.6 million) generates a total impact of $1 billion on the regional and statewide economy.

  • This impact sustains more than 9,300 jobs in the region and statewide more than 9,500 jobs.

  • Per year, the impact generates more than $63 million in local and nearly $69 million in statewide tax revenue.

  • Even greater—nearly $3.7 billion of the earnings by alumni from CSU Long Beach are attributable to their CSU degrees, which creates a total impact of $4.3 billion of industry activity throughout the state.

CSU Long Beach improves California’s economy with research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • CSU Long Beach’s College of Business Administration is a recipient of the California Prospector Award, based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Additionally, CSULB’s College of Business Administration is one of 580 business schools worldwide accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and is also rated as one of the nation’s best business schools by The Princeton Review.
  • According to a National Science Foundation (NSF) study, CSU Long Beach produces more baccalaureate graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in the sciences and engineering than any other master’s university in the United States.
  • CSU Long Beach produces the highest number of master of science in nursing (MSN) graduates in the 23-campus CSU system.
  • CSU Long Beach’s College of the Arts has more art and design majors than any other public university in America.
  • With some of the busiest ports, airports and roads in the world, California is among the economic and innovation leaders in trade and transportation, which provides ample employment for the state and the distribution of goods throughout the nation.  Examples of the CSU’s growing number of research and training centers in these fields include CSU Long Beach’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) and the Center for Commercial Deployment of Transportation and Technologies (CCDoTT).
  • The Institute for Integrated Research in Materials, Environments and Society (IIRMES) was established at CSULB to provide students and faculty hands-on and remote access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for isotopic, elemental and molecular characterization in a focused environment.  It also actively encourages scientific exchange, collegial interaction, and collaborative ventures in cross disciplinary research, training and teaching.

CSU Long Beach enhances the quality of life in the Los Angeles region through research, arts and community service.

  • CSU Long Beach sponsors 20 varsity sports at the NCAA Division-I level. The university has an additional 19 club sports participating in competitive league play, including archery, crew, ice hockey, paintball, rugby, cricket, skiing and snowboarding, and surfing.
  • CSU Long Beach’s FM radio station, KKJZ, is the no. 1 Arbitron rated full-time jazz radio station in the United States.
  • CSU Long Beach offers a wide variety of student and faculty art and design exhibits and lectures, dance and music department concerts, and theater department performances.  The university’s two largest venues--the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and The Walter Pyramid--offer members of the community professional theatrical, musical, comedic and cultural performances, collegiate and high school sporting events as well as lectures from nationally and internationally known speakers.

CSU Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840, Phone: (562) 985-4111