History, Affiliations and Rankings
California State University Dominguez Hills was established in 1960, the institution is located on a property with a long and rich history. The university's 346 acres were originally part of Rancho San Pedro, Southern California's first private land grant. In 1964, the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC) granted the California State University, Dominguez Hills a two-year initial accreditation as a CSU school. CSUDH was completely accredited by the WASC Commission after the campus visit in 1968. A number of CSUDH programs are also accredited by other agencies in the specialised fields, including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology(ABET) among others. The world-renowned Times Higher Education (THE) ranked CSUDH in the bracket #501-600th in the category US College Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. The university has six colleges namely, the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration and Public Policy, College of Education, College of Extended and International Education, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and College of Health, Human Services and Nursing which together offers 100 of academic programs in undergraduate and graduate majors.
Accomplishments and Alumni
CSUDH is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide that have achieved status as an “All-Steinway School.” The University’s program in Occupational Therapy is the only state-funded entry-level master’s program of its kind in Southern California. CSUDH has the only Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute Education Centre in the Los Angeles area and is one of only 26 in the country. The university alumni have made their mark in a variety of fields. From Superior Court judges (Scott M. Gordon, BS, '80) to Olympic gold medalists (Carmelita Jeter, BA, '06), Toro alums have achieved remarkable success after graduating from CSUDH. Some of the university's most outstanding alumni have been featured in the campus' popular I'm a Toro banner campaign.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Student clubs and organisations are an important aspect of the CSUDH campus, as they are the most visible and accessible way for students to get involved. They allow students to pursue their academic, professional, political, social, cultural, religious, and community service interests in a number of ways. CSUDH students have over 90 student clubs and organisations to choose from. There are more than 14,000 students currently enrolled, and a significant proportion of them are first-generation college students. CSUDH works continuously for the holistic personality development of students by organising various webinars, lectures and seminars throughout the session. Some of the top recruiters of graduates from the university are - Kaiser Permanente, the City of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, The Walt Disney Company and City of Hope National Medical Centre.