|California State University, San Bernardino|
|President:||Albert K. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Public is of or pertaining to the people relating to or affecting a nation state or community opposed to private; as the public treasury a road or lake University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Karnig|
|Location:||San Bernardino, California, United States|
|Colours:||Columbia Blue, Black, White|
|Affiliations:||California State University system|
California State University, San Bernardino is a state-funded university in San Bernardino, California, part of the California State University System. History Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now San José State University) a The university was founded in 1965. Enrollment annually tops 16,000 and is on pace to reach more than 20,000 by 2010. CSUSB's extension campus in Palm Desert is notable for having been built entirely with private funds. Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley, approximately east of Palm Springs.
Cal State San Bernardino opened in the year 1965 with a few hundred students and 30 faculty members. According to former San Bernardino mayor Bob Holcomb, the city getting the CSU campus was a concrete outcome of a successful fight with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD). The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is the largest bulk water supplier for municipal use in the world As he said in a 2002 interview,
". . . As it got closer and closer to select a site for the college, the city wasn't even going to. . . try. . . . I went to the Chamber of Commerce and asked them. . . for a committee and let's get a college in San Bernardino. . . They still said we don't have the water, you know, and this was after the city had voted down MWD. . . I said, 'You have plenty of water. ' No, so anyway, my job, I formed my own committee to bring the state college. My primary job was to convince the state that we had the water and get the water problem off the agenda so that it wouldn't shoot us down like everyone thought it would. . . We. . . got the three or four large land owners controlled all the land out there. . . to agree on a very reasonable price for their land. . . if the state selected San Bernardino. Got the city to lay out the road system and to engineer the sewer system and engineer the water system and then so all this was- and then they did all the testing that. . . would be normally done by the state. The board of trustees was meeting, I think was up in San Jose to, and that would be one of the items on the agenda was to select a site. So, I went up to the meeting. . . . And I said, 'One thing, we have plenty of water. We can give you all the water you need. ' I. . . showed them how the water thing was okay. . . And so the rest of it was slam dunk. . . The president of the state- the state college boards was an architect by the name of, I think, Charles Leckmen. . . He says, . . . there's no competition. San Bernardino is so far a head of all the other sites that, that we don't have to worry about how much it's going to cost, we don't have to worry about where the roads are going to go, and so they voted that day to put it here- San Bernardino. "
Faculty have published more than 1,700 titles in the course of the university's history. 
The university offers more than 70 programs and certificates, and is organized into five academic colleges: Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Extended Learning, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Many programs have earned specialized national accreditation, including business, which was the first in the Inland Empire to gain national accreditation at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The Inland Empire is a region mainly located in the Riverside and San Bernardino counties of Southern California and generally encompasses the Its NSS M. A. program is highly respected, as are programs in Computer Science & Engineering, geographic information and decision sciences, health, public administration, and accounting and finance, among many others. Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their Geographic information science (GISc or GISci is the academic theory behind the development use and application of geographic information systems (GIS Decision theory in Mathematics and Statistics is concerned with identifying the Values uncertainties and other issues relevant in a given Health is a state of complete physical mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy. Accountancy or accounting is the measurement statement or provision of assurance about financial information primarily used by Lenders managers, The field of finance refers to the concepts of Time, Money and Risk and how they are interrelated The university is one of the nation's largest teacher-training institutions, and 95 percent of the College of Education's graduates with teaching credentials are employed full-time a year after graduation. CSUSB science students are readily accepted into the most prestigious medical schools in the country. CSUSB's Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship was recognized among the nation's top regional programs for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine.
CSUSB's theatre department is known for staging diverse and award winning productions including burlesque to raise money for scholarships. Burlesque is theatrical entertainment of broad and parodic humor which usually consists of comic skits (and sometimes a strip tease) 
The San Bernardino campus is located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, near the Cajon Pass, in a direct path of the Santa Ana winds. The San Bernardino Mountains ( Huwaaly Kwasakyav in Mojave) are a short transverse Mountain range northeast of Los Angeles in At an elevation of 1277 meters (4190 ft the Cajon Pass (kəˈhoʊn is a moderate-elevation Mountain pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the The Santa Ana winds are strong extremely dry offshore Winds that characteristically sweep through in Southern California and northern Baja California in High winds occasionally cause the cancellation of classes.
Over 1,300,000 square feet (121,000 m²) of new facilities have been built to respond to student needs. Campus housing provides more than 1,500 beds. The size of the Santos Manuel Student Union has doubled in recent years, and a new 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m²) Student Recreation and Fitness Center was recently completed. New academic buildings constructed recently include the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Chemical Sciences buildings. A new College of Education building is scheduled to open in 2008. 
Under the direction of Eva Kirsch, the Fullerton's permanent collections consist of three separate aspects of art: ancient art, ceramic art, and contemporary art. Arts of the ancient world refers to the many types of Art that were in the Cultures of Ancient societies such as those of ancient China, Ceramics and ceramic art in the art world means artwork made out of clay bodies and fired to form a ceramic. Contemporary art can be defined variously as art produced at this present point in time or art produced since World War II. About 200 Egyptian artifacts and a smaller selection of Italian pottery are on permanent display in the museum's gallery space, located in the Visual Arts Center. Rotating shows represent contemporary art, and one gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of the school's own art students. The museum celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2006 and received accreditation by the American Association of Museums in 2008. 
In 1984, the College of the Desert, a public two-year community college in Palm Desert, began exploring bringing a CSU campus to the Coachella Valley. College of the Desert ( COD) is a public two-year Community college located in Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County California A community college is a type of Educational institution. The term has different meanings in different countries Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley, approximately east of Palm Springs. The Coachella Valley ( pronounced /koʊəˈtʃɛlə/ in English) is a large stretch of land in Southern California that is populated by close to a million Subsequent negotiations led to establishing the temporary Coachella Valley Off-Campus Center of CSU San Bernardino. The center began offering external degree programs in fall 1986 on land leased by the College of the Desert.
In 1992, the city of Palm Desert offered to donate city land for a permanent off-campus center that it was hoped would become a future CSU campus. Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley, approximately east of Palm Springs. In 1994, the CSU Board of Trustees authorized the chancellor to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Palm Desert and its Redevelopment Agency to accept and acquire land. It designated 200 acres (0. 81 km²) for a possible future CSU campus, with 40 acres designated as the site for the permanent off-campus center. The remaining 160 acres (0. 65 km²) would be held pending determination by the CSU Board of Trustees that the center should become an independent campus.
The permanent campus located on Cook street ( Joshua Tree areas. The Joshua tree ( Yucca brevifolia) is a Monocotyledonous Tree native to southwestern North America, in the states of California Housing the campus originally at College of the Desert led to a partnership that continues to develop in many ways. The majority of Palm Desert Campus undergraduate students transfer from College of the Desert.) is home to upper division and graduate students who come from throughout the Coachella Valley and
In 2003 the campus changed its name to the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino.
A new health sciences building that will house the four-year nursing program will open on the Palm Desert campus in spring 2008. 
Enrollment has increased by more than a third in recent years, and freshman enrollment has doubled. Over 70% of CSUSB students are in the first generation in their families to attend college. Latino and black student enrollments are the third highest of any university in California. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa CSUSB has the CSU's highest retention rate for African-American students and the third highest retention rate for Latino students. CSUSB students win on average 13% of CSU system scholarships, despite representing only 4% of CSU's enrollment. 57% of full-time undergrads at CSUSB receive enough in scholarships and grants to pay no fees at all, and another 10% pay less than the full fees. 85% of alumni choose to live and work in Southern California after they graduate. 
The university has facilities for basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, swimming, and tennis. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian The school colors are Columbia blue and black. The school's athletics nickname is Coyotes. The Coyotes play in the California Collegiate Athletic Association in the NCAA's Division II. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams play in the Coussoulis Arena, and the baseball team plays at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in downtown San Berbadino. The Coussoulis Arena is a 5000-seat multi-purpose Arena in San Bernardino California, USA. Arrowhead Credit Union Park is a Stadium in Downtown San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California.
In 2007, the Coyotes defeated Division I Weber State in the CBE Classic tournament. They then played UCLA in the regional final but lost, UCLA completely dominated the game. Coach Jeff Olivier said it was good exposure for such a dominant Division II program.
CSUSB is in the midst of a $35 million fundraising campaign to build the campus without state funds. In 2006, CSUSB received $16 million in gifts and contributions. According to President Karnig, "When enrollment size is considered, that amount is the third largest in the entire 23 campus CSU system. In fact, the $55 million in last year's CSUSB grants and contracts is also the third highest in the CSU system once size is considered. "