California State University, Dominguez Hills (also known as CSUDH, Dominguez Hills, or Cal State Dominguez Hills) is a public university located in the city of Carson, California in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County and was founded in 1960. The university is part of the 23-school California State University system. It offers 45 majors for a Bachelor's degrees, 22 different Master's degrees, and 17 types of teaching credentials. The university does not confer doctoral degrees.
For the 2015 academic year, the university had a total enrollment of 14,635 students comprising 12,562 undergraduates (85.3%) and 2,073 post baccalaureates (14.1%). As of Fall 2014, the university had 767 faculty, of which 303 were full time and tenure track. Cal State Dominguez Hills is not an impacted campus; this is the designation for CSU campuses which are oversubscribed and have elevated admission standards either for the whole campus or for certain majors.
Dominguez Hills ranked #2 in a list of "The 100 Most Affordable Universities in America 2015" by Best Value Schools. It also ranked #29 in the list of "50 Best Value Colleges and Universities in California 2015." In 2015, Cal State Dominguez Hills ranked #11 in Washington Monthly's list of Master's University Rankings. This same year CSUDH was ranked 88th nationally by The Brookings Institution for the value-add to students who graduate from there. Using a similar methodology, The Economist ranked CSUDH 63rd in its 2015 college rankings. It is one of the most ethnically-diverse universities in the United States with the largest percentage of black students of any Cal State and has a large population of first-generation college students.