Campus Facts at a Glance

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 6,500 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 23 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.

Founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the Monterey County economy.

While we serve students from the entire state of California, 33 percent of our undergraduates come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Seventy-two percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Fifty-six percent of our students are among the first generation of their family to go to college. And with 45 percent of our students living on campus, we are one of the most residential universities in the CSU. 

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Three biggest majors


Student Demographics

Total enrollment: 6,631

CSUMB Students on the QuadGender

Female: 62%
Male: 38%


White: 36%
Latino: 35%
African American: 7%
Asian American: 6%
Pacific Islander: 1%
Native American: 1%
Two or more: 7%
Other/declined to state: 7%

External Support to the University 2013/2014 fiscal year:

$  4,050,000 – University Development
$10,520,000 – Sponsored Programs

$14,570,000 Total External Support

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College Portrait
Get clear, accessible, and comparable information on the undergraduate student experience by visiting the College Portrait website.

Public Good
CSUMB makes important societal contributions to California, and makes this data available to demonstrate our accountability to individual students, parents, and the public-at-large.

You can find in-depth data about Cal State Monterey Bay on the Institutional Assessment & Research website and CSU Analytic Studies website.

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All figures are drawn from Fall 2014 statistics.