California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) is a four-year public university in the capital city of California. The university was founded in 1947 and is the sixth-largest university in the 23-campus California State University system, enrolling a multicultural student body of 32,500. Sacramento State is fully accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and for teacher education by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The College of Business Administration is AACSB accredited and the Computer Science and Engineering programs are ABET-accredited. The university offers 64 undergraduate degrees, 51 graduate degrees, and 5 doctoral programs.
Sacramento State faculty members are internationally known, researchers and scholars. More than 80 percent of our full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. Preparing students for a professional career is a vital part of the education Sacramento State offers. Thousands of students from all academic disciplines earn academic credit while working in internship positions, many of which are paid. Our 300-acre campus is sheltered by more than 3,500 trees and dotted with flower gardens. We have about 3 million square feet of building space. Miles of bicycle trails stretch along the nearby river parkway, linking the University and student housing with recreational areas such as Folsom Lake and Old Town Sacramento.