California State University, East Bay

California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive, regional, urban University, part of the 23-campus public California State University (CSU) system. The university offers 49baccalaureate degrees in 38 fields of study (with minors in 64 fields), 39 masters degrees, a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, and 23 credential and certificate programs. CSUEB offers an award-winning curriculum, small classes, personalized instruction, and expert faculty.

CSUEB enrolls about 13,000 students. Reflecting Bay Area demographic trends of the last twenty years, the student body comprises a majority of minorities, with African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans comprising the majority of students. The Fall Quarter of 2011 enrollment figures reflect this diversity: of the 13,000 students enrolled at CSUEB, 25% were Asian, Filipino, or Pacific Islanders; 15 % were Hispanic; 11 % were African American; and 63% were women. CSUEB has always served high percentages of upper-division transfer and returning “new majority” students (part-time, older, working), including a large number of “first generation” college students.

The University serves the region with three campuses:

  1. CSUEB’s spacious 342-acre Hayward campus offers students and visitors panoramic views of the bay and bridges. Outstanding instructional facilities include 175 classrooms and teaching laboratories and over 200 specialized instruction rooms, as well as 67,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching facilities in the new Wayne and Gladys Valley Business and Technology Center. Discipline-specific computer labs and seven general access labs with PC's and Macintosh computers are available for student use. The University Library, with its rich collections and online catalog, features individual and group study areas, as well as an innovative Learning Commons offering expert information technology support, access to extensive information resources, library reference services, and information literacy instruction.
  2. The 386-acre Concord Campus, established in 1981, is one of the largest branch campuses within the CSU system with over 300 acres of open space, and community sports fields. The Concord Campus serves more than 1,500 students. Classes are conducted in 32 classrooms, 5 teaching laboratories, a 125-seat auditorium and a spacious Art Studio.
  3. The University’s Oakland Professional Development and Conference Center is an 11,000 square foot facility with five flexible-space classrooms and a 2000 square foot, multimedia conference room.

Other important institutional background characteristics of CSUEB include its academic calendar. CSUEB is one of a handful of CSU campuses choosing to remain on the quarter system.

There are four colleges at CSUEB:

  • College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS)
  • College of Business and Economics (CBE)
  • College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS)
  • College of Science (COS)


On July 4, 1957, legislation was enacted that established the State College for Alameda County. In September of 1959, the first classes were offered to 293 junior and senior students at Sunset High School in Hayward. A year later, the college changed its name to “Alameda County State College.” In the fall of 1963, the first classes were offered at the current location of the University’s main campus in the Hayward Hills, and the institution took a new name, “California State College at Hayward.” In 1972, the name was changed to “California State University, Hayward.”

The early years of the University were characterized by rapid growth and concurrent construction of new facilities. By the early 1970’s, most of the existing campus facilities had been built, and the University’s core academic programs were well established. By the 1980s and 1990s, the stage was set for a wave of changes. New buildings were constructed and additional degree programs implemented. During the 1990s, University welcomed the first students to its new, upper-division Concord Campus in neighboring Contra Costa County. And, in 2001, the University opened its Professional Development and Conference Center in downtown Oakland. On January 26, 2005, the Trustees of the California State University system changed the institution’s name to “California State University, East Bay” (CSUEB), acknowledging its distinct regional connection and mission.

University Mission

To provide an academically rich, multicultural learning experience that prepares all its students to realize their goals, pursue meaningful lifework, and to be socially responsible contributors to their communities, locally and globally.


Interim President: Dr. Leroy Morishita

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs: Dr. James Houpis

Vice President, Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs: Linda Dalton

Interim Vice President, Administration and Finance: Brad Wells

Interim Dean, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS): Dr. Kathleen Rountree

Dean, College of Business and Economics (CBE): Dr. Terri Schwartz

Dean, College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS): Dr. Carolyn Nelson

Dean, College of Science (COS): Dr. Michael Leung

Web Sites

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS)

College of Business and Economics (CBE)

College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS)

College of Science (COS)

Division of Academic Affairs

University Web Site

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