History, Affiliations and Rankings
California State University, Long Beach was founded in 1949. It was founded as Los Angeles-Orange County State College, but it is more commonly referred to as 'The Beach.' It began as a public college in 1949 and became a university in 1972. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has granted the university accreditation (WASC). The university has academic affiliations with Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) and Space grant. U.S. News and World Report ranked CSU, Long Beach at #12 in Regional Universities West (tie), #15 in Best Undergraduate Teaching (tie) and #7 in Most Innovative Schools (tie). The Times Higher Education positioned the university at #1001+ in the World University Rankings. CSU, Long Beach is the No. 299th in the US College Rankings 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
There are eight colleges in the university. The university provides roughly 95 programs across its eight colleges. The College of Arts, for example, provides Design, Music, Theater Arts, and Dance majors, among other things. Finance, Accountancy, Marketing, and International Business are among the seven programs offered by the College of Business. Chemical, Biomedical, Electrical, and Civil Engineering programs are available through the College of Engineering. Students can also enroll in a variety of other university courses, such as language programs, psychology, ocean studies, and a variety of other subjects.
Accomplishments and Alumni
With the help of its student government, student body, and organizations like the Environmental Science & Policy Club, the university has been taking initiatives to address the issue of sustainability. CSU Long Beach boasts a large alumni base and some of the greatest faculty in the country. Over 320,000 students from all over the world are part of the alumni network. Linda Woolverton, who wrote the screenplays for "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast," and Mark Steven Johnson, who wrote and directed "Ghost Rider" and "Daredevil," are among the prominent alumni.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
It employs 2,000 teaching members and 1,600 professional staff members to meet the needs of over 37,000 students. As a result, the university encourages a diverse student body on campus. At California State University-Long Beach, 43.3 percent of students are Hispanic or Latino, 20.1 percent are Asian, 18 percent are White, 4.39 percent are Two or More Races, 3.87 percent are Black or African American, 0.266 percent are Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.111 percent are American Indians or Alaska Natives. The university also ensures placement for students who have completed their course. Some of the top visiting companies are - Hewlett Packard, Xerox, Hitachi, Apple and toyota.