California state university bakersfield


Centrally located on a 375-acre site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) is a continuously growing comprehensive regional university that is committed to transforming the lives of its students and community through its established excellence in academia, diversity, service, and community engagement since its founding in 1965.


  • The faculty across the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) fully accredited University is world-class, with nearly 75% holding terminal degrees in their respective fields.
  • A NCAA Division I school, CSUB has competed successfully in the Western Athletic Conference
  • The University serves more than 8,720 students across its main campus in Bakersfield and CSUB – Antelope Valley
  • Four schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Administration, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, and Social Sciences and Education.


Bakersfield is a city in California and the county seat of Kern County. The city is a significant hub for both agriculture and oil production. Kern County is the most productive oil producing county, and the fourth most productive agricultural county (by value) in the United States. Industries include natural gas and other energy extraction, aerospace, mining, petroleum refining, manufacturing, distribution, food processing, and corporate/regional headquarters. The city is also the birthplace of the country music genre known as the Bakersfield sound.