California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State, Sac State, informally CSUS), founded in 1947 as Sacramento State College, is the only public comprehensive university in the city of Sacramento, California, and is the tenth oldest campus in the California State University. With a student body of 29,000, it is one of the largest universities in California. Sac State has an alumni base of 215,000 and awards 7,000 degrees annually. The university offers 151 different Bachelor's degrees, 69 Master's degrees, 28 types of teaching credentials, and 7 Doctoral degrees including Ed.D, DPT, Ph.D, and J.D. programs in conjunction with UCSB and UOP. Sac State offers the second most amount of Doctorates in the CSU. The university also has extensions in Singapore, offering a unique IMBA (International Master's in Business Administration). Sac State is the first and only of the 23 CSUs to have an international program, and is the only California university to establish itself in Singapore.
The campus is consistently one of the top three destinations amongst all universities in the state for California Community College students, welcoming over 4,000 new transfers each academic year.
Sacramento State is designated as a "Center of Academic Excellence" by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency (NSA). Each year the university sponsors multiple faculty and student Fulbright Scholars, both abroad and in-residence. Sac State is also member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The university has over 30 research centers & institutes. Sac State contributes close to $1 billion annually, on average, to the Sacramento Region.
The Center for California Studies' Capital Fellows Program is ranked one of the top 10 internships in the nation. With nearly 2,000 students, its School of Nursing is the second largest in the CSU, graduating nearly 800 skilled nurses annually achieving 100% pass rate on the NCLEX. The school's Division of Criminal Justice one of the largest programs in all of North America enrolling nearly 1,800 students in the department. Sac State also has the largest Co-Op program in the State of California, offering various paid or credit-earned internship opportunities for students. The University is an American Heart Association designated training campus, boasting their own ambulance and a specialized curriculum for nursing and Pre-Med students. The campus houses the United States Geological Survey Water Division.
Sacramento State's main campus sits on over 300 acres, covered with over 3,500 trees from building to building and over 1,200 resting in the unique University Arboretum (formerly the Goethe Arboretum). The University is the site of two National Register of Historic Places, the Julia Morgan House and the Pony Express. The Arbor Day Foundation officially declared the university "Tree Campus USA" in 2012. The university has been distinguished as a U.S. President's National & Community Service Honor Roll member in 2013.
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