With multiple campuses across the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, the school changed its name from California State University, Hayward to California State University, East Bay in 2005. California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) was established in 1957 by the California State Assembly by the name of State College for Alameda County. It started holding classes at Cherryland’s Sunset High School in 1959 with just 25 teachers and 293 students.
It is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University system. The University has an enrollment rate of 16,064 students comprising 13,202 undergraduates and 2,862 graduates. Cal State East Bay has three suburban campuses serving the Bay Area for the last 60 years namely Hayward, Concord, and Oakland, and is well-known among the other CSU campuses as a leader and innovator providing online education. CSUEB was among the first California State Universities to adopt an online teaching program and around 20 percent of instruction is delivered either through online or hybrid courses. More than half of the undergraduate population study at least one online or hybrid course and the university has received awards from the likes of bestschools.com and affordablecollegesonline.org for the online programs offered.
CSU East Bay is known for its strong business, nursing, and teaching programs and through an excellent faculty providing a highly personalized learning environment, has been rated a “Best in the West” college for ten consecutive years. With a spectacular, panoramic view of the greater San Francisco bay area, affordable tuition, and small class sizes, CSU East Bay offers many choices for degree completion and career development.
Currently, the university holds the accreditation of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The university’s business programs are approved by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and legal programs are accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Also, many other programs offered by the university are approved by various prestigious organizations.
According to US News and World Report, California State University, East Bay ranks #80 in Regional State Universities (West); #24 in Top Performers On Social Mobility; #40 in Top Public Schools; #129 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. The University ranks 401-500th in U.S. College Rankings 2020 according to the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. Overall, California State University — East Bay is among the most popular schools for students from outside the United States. They are ranked 146th out of 1,279 in our Overall Most Popular U.S. Colleges & Universities for International Students.
CSUEB has more than 130,000 alumni, including several distinguished graduates. Judy Belk is the CEO and president of the California Wellness Foundation; Ruth Bley is the founder of Bleyco Incorporated; Keith Carson is the supervisor of Alameda County; Ping Cheng is the CEO of Delta Electronics; Scott A. Chambliss is an Emmy Award-winning production designer; Karen Colonias is the CEO and president of Simpson Manufacturing Company, Inc; J.R. Havlan is a writer who used to write for ‘The Daily Show’ and has won eight Emmy Awards; James M. Iglehart is a popular actor who starred in Hamilton and Aladdin; Byron J. Miranda is a meteorologist at WPIX 11 in New York.