California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a small, public university with main campus located in Ford Ord, a former U.S. army site on the Central Coast of California. The 21st member of the 23-campus California State University system, CSUMB was founded in 1994.
Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the university today seeks to provide quality higher education to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Likewise, it offers distance and online graduate education accessible to all students wanting to improve their chances of improving their professional life and landing a better job.
The university offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, or Master of Science in a variety of majors as well as an Executive MBA degree.
Apart from its campus-based academic programs, CSUMB also offers extensive online degrees including a 100% online Executive MBA program accessible globally and aimed at accelerating placement of professionals into key management positions. There are also Distributed Courses that combine online and face-to-face classes under the Extended Education and International Programs. Some of these courses include instructor-guided online programs that provide the skills needed to obtain professional-level positions for in-demand jobs and self-study courses in nearly every subject imaginable.
Being a state university, all legal residents of California are not required to pay tuition. Non-residents though have to pay tuition of US$372 per semester credit in addition to other mandatory fees. Financial aid is extended in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.
CSUMB has been recognized as a school “with outstanding examples of academic programs that are linked to student success” by U.S. News & World Report.