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California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills (also known as CSUDH, Dominguez Hills, or Cal State Dominguez Hills) is a public university within the 23-school California State University (CSU) system. [5] It is located in the city of Carson, California in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County and was founded in 1960.

California State University,
Dominguez Hills
CSUDH Seal.jpg
Former names
South Bay State College (1960–1962)
California State College at Palos Verdes (1962–1966)
California State College, Dominguez Hills (1966–1977)
Motto Once a toro, always a toro[1]
Type Public university
Established 1960
Endowment $9.0 million (2016)[2]
President Willie J. Hagan[3]
Provost Michael Spagna
Academic staff
Students 14,731 (Fall 2016)[4]
Undergraduates 12,632 (Fall 2016)[4]
Postgraduates 2,099 (Fall 2016)[4]
Location Carson, California
33°51′53″N 118°15′22″W / 33.86472°N 118.25611°W / 33.86472; -118.25611Coordinates: 33°51′53″N 118°15′22″W / 33.86472°N 118.25611°W / 33.86472; -118.25611
Campus Urban, 346 acres (140 ha)
Colors Toro Red and Gold
Athletics NCAA Division IICCAA
Nickname Toros
Affiliations California State University system

In Fall 2016 the university had a total enrollment of 14,731 students comprising 12,632 undergraduates (85.8%) and 2,099 post baccalaureates (14.2%), with over half of the student population identifying as the first in their families to go to college.[6][7] CSUDH is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse universities in the western United States.[8] It enrolls the largest number and percentage of African American students of any CSU campus[9][10] and is consistently ranked nationally as a top degree producer for minority students,[11] including graduating more African American students than any public university in California.[12]

CSUDH offers 45 majors for a Bachelor's degrees,[13] 23 different Master's degrees,[14] a variety of single, multi-subject and specialized teaching credentials[15] and a number of undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate certificate programs[16] within its five colleges: College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration and Public Policy, College of Extended and International Education, College of Health, Human Services and Nursing, and College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. The university is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC); is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution; and is nationally accredited in business administration, chemistry,[17] clinical sciences (cytotechnology, medical technology),[18] computer science,[19] education,[20] health science (orthotics and prosthetics),[21] music,[22] nursing,[23] occupational therapy,[24] public administration,[25] social work (MSW),[26] and theatre arts.[27] The campus offers small class sizes for its students.[28]

Dominguez Hills ranked #2 in a list of "The 100 Most Affordable Universities in America 2015" by Best Value Schools.[29] It also ranked #29 in the list of "50 Best Value Colleges and Universities in California 2015."[30] In 2015, Cal State Dominguez Hills ranked #11 in Washington Monthly's list of Master's University Rankings.[31] This same year CSUDH was ranked 88th nationally by The Brookings Institution for the value-add to students who graduate from there.[32] Using a similar methodology, The Economist ranked CSUDH 63rd in its 2015 college rankings.[33]

The campus sits on the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest land grant in the Los Angeles area.[34] The land was in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family through seven generations - from its concession to Juan Jose Dominguez in 1784 to its acquisition by the people of the state of California for the university. The campus mascot is the Toro, Spanish for bull.[35]



California State University, Dominguez Hills was founded in 1960; however, the campus sits on land that has a long and rich history. The university's 346 acres were once a section of the first private land grant in Southern California—the Rancho San Pedro. Juan José Dominguez (1736-1809), a Spanish soldier, received the original grant of 75,000 acres in 1784 from King Carlos III of Spain. While much of the acreage has been sold and developed, portions remain in the possession of Dominguez descendants. The site chosen for the university was known as the Dominguez Hills, named after the family.

The foundation for what would become CSU Dominguez Hills was built in 1960 when then Governor of California Pat Brown provided state funds to begin development of the campus. It was originally to be located in Palos Verdes, California, and known as South Bay State College. The tentative name was changed to California State College at Palos Verdes in 1962. In 1964, architect A. Quincy Jones successfully designed a master plan for construction.[36][37] As the permanent campus had not yet been constructed, the first classes began to be taught in 1965 at the California Federal Savings Bank in Rolling Hills Estates, California.[38] The college began with an enrollment of approximately 40 students.[39]

In 1965 the designated location for the campus was moved to an area known as Dominguez Hills in Carson. John Muns, president of the Dominguez Hills Homeowners Association in 1965, recognized that for a community to be selected as the site for a state college was a mark of status and prestige. He quickly headed up the campaign in support of Dominguez Hills, which at the time was still unincorporated ranch and farming land in the soon-to-be city of Carson.[40]

CSC Palos Verdes became CSC Dominguez Hills in 1966 and was moved into a temporary location known as the Watt Campus, after its developer Ray Watt that stood across the street from the future permanent site of the college.The university was established, in large part, as a response to the African American outcry for higher education standards and opportunities.[41] Following the Watts Rebellion, Gov. Pat Brown visited the area and determined that the Dominguez Hills site in the soon-to-be City of Carson would provide the diverse, mostly minority population in nearby urban neighborhoods with the best accessibility to a college education. Additionally, from the months of October to November in 1969, demonstrations regarding the Vietnam War were held on the campus.[42] The opening of the permanent campus occurred in October 1968, with a complex of buildings still referred to today as the Small College Complex. In 1977 the California Postsecondary Education Commission endorsed the college trustees’ desire to change the name of the school from California State College, Dominguez Hills to California State University, Dominguez Hills.[43]



CSUDH’s beautiful 346-acre campus was designed by the innovative and modernist architect, A. Quincy Jones, in 1964 and oversaw the design of buildings and development of the campus until his death in 1979. “Using the rolling topography and mild outdoor climate as his palette, the architect masterfully integrated broad landscapes of green lawns and concrete walkways, punctuated by an abundance of trees,” states the Los Angeles Conservancy about Jones and his historic, people friendly design for the campus.


California State University, Dominguez Hills opened the new Library South wing to the Leo F. Cain University Library in 2010[44] adding to a campus already widely regarded as beautiful.[45][46][47] Funded by the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2006, which provided the university with $50 million for the project, as well as a successful fundraising campaign, the 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m2) facility doubles the size of the original library and affords much-needed room for the library’s entire collection of books and research materials (currently at over half a million volumes), comfortable study areas, grand reading rooms, technologically advanced archival storage and research areas, 1,600 reader stations,[48] 250 computer workstations, two dedicated computer labs,[49] an events center and multi-cultural art gallery and learning center.[50][51] Composed primarily of glass and metal, the Library South Wing is a five-story, state-of-the-art library facility which provides outstanding educational and cultural resources for the growing campus and surrounding community.[52]


Schools & CollegesEdit

Today, CSU Dominguez Hills is a major university for the Southern geographical region of Los Angeles County and Orange County. CSUDH comprises six academic colleges:

  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • College of Business Administration & Public Policy
  • College of Education
  • College of Natural & Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Health, Human Services & Nursing
  • College of Extended & Int'l Education     
Welch Hall, a building on the campus of CSU Dominguez Hills


Together, the colleges offer a total of 45 baccalaureate degrees, 23 master's degrees, 14 education-related credential programs, and 25 undergraduate certificate programs. The campus is accredited by the following associations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Dominguez Hills is also the administrative headquarters of the California State University's Statewide Nursing Program.

Academic ProgramsEdit

All-Steinway School Designation

In 2014 following its acquisition of 21 new Steinway-designed pianos, California State University, Dominguez Hills was named an All-Steinway School, the first public four-year university in California to receive the designation.[84] At an All-Steinway School each student is guaranteed to perform and rehearse on instruments from Steinway and the school must follow certain maintenance guidelines.[85]These instruments are subject to periodic inspections by Steinway factory representatives.[86]

 Anthropology Program

CSU Dominguez Hills offers an undergraduate major and minor in Anthropology. Our faculty are internationally known teacher-scholars, dedicated to providing students with rigorous, hands-on training. The Anthropology program offers more international and local field research opportunities than any other program in the western United States.

 Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics

The CSU Dominguez Hills Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) is located in Los Alamitos, California. Practitioners who are trained in the O&P Center directly serve veterans at the Veterans Administration Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach, as well as the general population. The O&P Center is the only one of its kind at a public university in California.

 Male Success Alliance

The Male Success Alliance (MSA) is a student success initiative focused on improving graduation rates of young men of color through academic support, professional development, mentoring, and civic engagement. Every year, MSA hosts an annual Spring Summit that brings over 650 high school and middle school students to campus for a conference that offers them the necessary tools and resources to be successful.

 Occupational Therapy Program

CSU Dominguez Hills offers a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program that prepares students to become clinical practitioners who help people achieve skills and utilize resources to live independent and meaningful lives. The program in Occupational Therapy is the only state-funded entry-level master’s program of its kind in Southern California. Approximately 95% of graduates pass the national boards within a year of graduation, allowing them to obtain full employment within the discipline.

 Online and Distance Learning

CSU Dominguez Hills has the largest distance learning program in the 23-campus CSU system, serving more than 4,000 students annually.

 OSHA Training Institute

CSU Dominguez Hills has the only Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute Education Center in the Los Angeles area, and it is one of only 26 in the country.

 School of Nursing

California State University, Dominguez Hill's School of Nursing is particularly prestigious.[53] It offers three nursing degree programs: The Bachelor of Science (B.S. degree) in Nursing (RN-BSN), the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing (MSN) for registered nurses who wish to specialize in an area of advanced practice; and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) role option. The programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).[54] CSU Dominguez Hills was recognized by as the #1 nursing school of 2015 in the Western Region on their list of America’s Best Nursing Schools.[55][56] The rankings were based on: quality, affordability, convenience, satisfaction, and value.[57] The nursing school at CSUDH is one of the largest in the Cal State system.[58]

In 2015, Terri Ares, a lecturer and CNS program advisor at Cal State, Dominguez Hills, was named "Educator of the Year" by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS).[59][60][61]

 Service Learning

Sixty-five percent of CSUDH students engage in service learning, both through the formal curriculum and the university’s service-learning hub, the Center for Service Learning, Internships, & Civic Engagement (SLICE) and the university has been a Presidential Winner of the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.[87]  Additionally, CSU Dominguez Hills placed 10th in the nation for its "contribution to the public good" in a college-rankings guide compiled by Washington Monthly magazine. The magazine evaluated 650 universities offering degrees up to master’s level on success in helping low-income students earn degrees, produce research and foster civic engagement and community service.[88]

STEM Education

Recent years have seen the university focusing more on the STEMs[89] hosting the Annual STEM in Education Conference,[90] offering the First-Year Undergraduate STEM Experience (FUSE)[91] and in 2014 hosting the Women in STEM Conference.[92] Its Center for Innovation in STEM Education (CISE) was established in 2014 by a donation from the Annenberg Foundation[93] and aims to improve local education with various STEM initiatives. CSUDH also offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science,[94] a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Technology[95]with an option to concentrate in Homeland Security,[96] and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.[97] Dominguez Hills is preparing to launch its Master of Science in Cyber Security program in January 2016.[98][99] In 2017, it was given a $4 million grant from Toyota to create an 87,000 square foot science and innovation center to prepare students for a career in science, technology, engineering, and math.[100] The future Toyota Center for Innovation in STEM Education will include a fabrication lab, high-tech classrooms, collaborative workspaces and labs for K-12 teacher training.[101]

 CSU Dominguez Hills has credentialed more science and mathematics teachers in the state of California than any other institution over the past 10 years.

 The College of Education was awarded the Department of Education’s largest Teacher Quality Partnership Grant ($12.45 M) in 2014 to establish STEM Teachers in Advanced Residency (STAR) to prepare highly qualified math and science teachers in L.A. Unified School District.

 Each year, CSU Dominguez Hills Women in STEM Conference brings together well-known female speakers and practitioners in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics from around the United States to address, assess and make recommendations on the current state of women in the sciences, both in the academia and industry. 

Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative/CSUDH Collaboration

The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) was founded by Forest Whitaker in 2012 to develop an array of peace-building programs, initiatives and campaigns to foster peace and reconciliation in disadvantaged and fragile communities in the different regions of the world, including Africa, Latin America, and the United States.

In 2014, the university began collaborating with WPDI to jointly create a conflict resolution education curriculum for WPDI’s Domestic Harmonizer Program. There are future possibilities of extending our collaboration further to international programs such as the Youth Peacemaker Network in South Sudan, Uganda, Mexico and Myanmar, and to create future internship opportunities for CSUDH students with WPDI.

Student ResearchEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills students have conducted research[74] with "Toros" presenting their findings in the Annual Student Research Day (SRD).[75] CSUDH also offers the McNair Scholars Program.[76] Established in the name of Ronald E. McNair, the late NASA mission specialist who perished in the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, the McNair program has become a national model for how low-income and first-generation college students from traditionally under served communities who aspire to pursue advanced degrees can stand out from the substantial crowd applying for graduate school each year.[77] The program has an impressive 93 percent graduate school acceptance rate.[78][79][80][81][82]


 Fall Freshman Statistics[46][47][48][49][50]

  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Freshman Applicants 8,257 9,719 9,358 13,810 12,083 9,729
Admits 6,691 7,766 8,138 7,337 6,999 5,737
 % Admitted 81 79.9 86.9 53.1 57.9 59.0
Enrolled 1,286 1,556 1,214 1,173 1,037 1,135
GPA 3.12 3.07 3.09 3.00 3.00 3.00


2014 Demographics of student body[83]
All enrolled students
African American 15.6%
Asian American 10.9%
White Americans 11.6%
Hispanic American 58.3%
Native American 0.2%
Two or more Races 3.1%

National RankingsEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills has been garnering attention with impressive rankings that put the university among the nation’s top universities for diversity and community engagement. The university's online and distance learning programs also rank high for quality and affordability. To get an unbiased opinion and see how CSU Dominguez Hills compares to other colleges and universities, take a look at some of our recent national rankings.

Diversity Rankings

CSUDH ranks 33rd in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students and 8th in the nation for the number of liberal arts degrees awarded to Hispanic students. The university also ranks first in California for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to African American students.

The university was ranked 35th in the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Latinos, 86th for African-Americans and 100th for Asian-Americans[64] by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. CSUDH was ranked 47th nationally in the total number of bachelor's degrees and 88th in a total number of master's degrees awarded to minority students during the 2012-13 academic year, based on data reported to the U.S. Department of Education. For master's degrees, Cal State Dominguez Hills was 57th for Latinos and 92nd for Asian-Americans.[65] The university also ranks first in California for the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred on black students.[66] CSUDH has developed the Male Success Alliance to attract minority men to the campus, starting with middle- and high school students.[67][68]


Presidential Award for Community ServiceEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills was selected for the Presidential Award in the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Given to only four institutions, the Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. This was the fifth straight year CSU Dominguez Hills has been recognized for its commitment to the community and the hours it gives to schools and nonprofits. 

Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher EducationEdit

CSUDH is one of only thirteen California institutions to receive the Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education in 2015. The campus was awarded $3 million. The award goes to colleges and universities for implementing creative techniques that improve educational outcomes and have the potential to be replicated at other institutions. 

Fulbright ScholarsEdit

Irene Osisioma, associate professor of teacher education at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship grant during the 2015-2016 academic year to continue her research on the way science is taught in her home country of Nigeria, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board announced recently. 

CSU Dominguez Hills was named one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars among master’s granting institutions for 2014-15. Nancy Erbe, professor of negotiation, conflict resolution and peace building, was awarded the 2014-2015 Fulbright-PUC (Pontifícia Universidade Católica) Rio de Janeiro Distinguished Chair in American Studies. Kate Fawver, professor of history, and Kim Trimble, professor of teacher education, were selected as Fulbright Scholars for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher EducationEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills is one of only thirteen California institutions to receive the Governor’s Award for Innovation in Higher Education in 2015. The campus was awarded $3 million. The award goes to colleges and universities for implementing creative techniques that improve educational outcomes and have the potential to be replicated at other institutions.

Student LifeEdit

Student GovernmentEdit


The ASI is in partnership with the Administration, Faculty, and Staff providing input to assist in improving the quality of student life at CSUDH. The overall goal of ASI is to inform and influence campus governance to the needs and voice the student population.

Greek LifeEdit

There are currently 17 Greek organizations on campus. The first Greek organization to be founded at CSUDH is Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1984. Since this date, Greek organizations have been an integral part of the Toro community. All of our Greek organizations are members of the United Greek Council.

NPHC Sororities - African-American Based:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


UGC Sororities-  Culturally Based:

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc.

Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.

Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. 

NPHC Fraternities-  African-American Based:

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

UGC Fraternities-  Culturally Based:

Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Gamma Zeta Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

General IFC Chapter:

Sigma Pi Fraternity International


From 2009[51] to 2015[52] CSUDH hosted the Educación: Feria Es El Momento(The Moment is Now: Education Fair) in partnership with Univision's Los Angeles stations KMEX 34 and KFTR 46[53][54] formerly known as Feria Deja Huella (Leave Your Mark Fair)[55] designed to guide predominantly Spanish-speaking parents through the U.S. educational system. In 2012 over 35,000 attended the fair.[56] California State University, Dominguez Hills has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution[57] and is a member of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions.[58][59] Its College of Education & College of Arts and Humanities offer bilingual education teachers additional training for them to improve their academic Spanish.[60]

Starting in 2011 Cal State Dominguez Hills began hosting the "Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas" pow wow.[61][62] The campus is also home to the American Indian Institute which has the goal of increasing the number of students from Native American peoples who enroll and graduate from the CSU.[63]

Every year Dominguez Hills hosts the Connecting Women to Power Business Conference.[69] Its goal is to, "Provide women entrepreneurs with an opportunity to hear from and dialogue with experts on technology, new media, marketing/branding, acquiring capital, securing investors, global expansion, and strategic management."[70] The conference is sponsored by the State Board of Equalization.[71] The campus has an unusually high percentage 


CSU Dominguez Hills' athletic teams are known as the 'Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros', and the university's colors are Toro cardinal and gold.[62] Dominguez Hills competes against other universities in Division II of the NCAA in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The men's soccer team plays at Toro Stadium (capacity 3,000). Other sports venues for the university are the Torodome (capacity 3,602) for basketball and volleyball; Toro Field (capacity 300) for baseball; and Toro Diamond (capacity 300) for softball. Select home games are nationally televised live via Internet TV.

CSU Dominguez Hills is also the home of the StubHub Center. StubHub Center, formerly the Home Depot Center, is a multiple-use sports complex on the West Coast of the United States, located on the campus of CSUDH.[63] Its primary tenant is the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer. Opened fourteen years ago in 2003, its title sponsor since 2013 is online ticket marketplace StubHub. The $150 million complex was developed and is operated by the Anschutz Entertainment Group; with a seating capacity of 27,000, it is the second-largest soccer-specific stadium in MLS, after BMO Field. During its first decade, the stadium's sponsor was hardware retailer The Home Depot. The Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League will use the stadium from 2017 until the completion of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. The new venue will be shared with the Los Angeles Rams and is scheduled to open in 2020.

StubHub Center was also the site of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Both the United States women's and men's national soccer teams often use the facility for training camps and select home matches. This center is chosen as one of the venues for the 2028 Summer Olympics. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the venue will host rugby, modern pentathlon, tennis and field hockey.[64]


Stub HubEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills is also the home of the StubHub Center, StubHub Center, formerly the Home Depot Center, is a multiple-use sports complex on the West Coast of the United States, located on the campus of CSUDH. The Velodrome seats 2,450, and the Track and Field facilities are world-class. It houses the LA Galaxy Soccer Team, and Calvary Chapel's Easter Service each year among other community organizations

Its primary tenant is the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer.  Opened fourteen years ago in 2003, its title sponsor since 2013 is online ticket marketplace StubHub. The $150 million complex was developed and is operated by the Anschutz Entertainment Group; with a seating capacity of 27,000, it is the second-largest soccer-specific stadium in MLS, after BMO Field. During its first decade, the stadium's sponsor was hardware retailer The Home Depot. The Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League will use the stadium from 2017 until the completion of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. The new venue will be shared with the Los Angeles Rams and is scheduled to open in 2020.

StubHub Center was also the site of the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup final. Both the United States women's and men's national soccer teams often use the facility for training camps and select home matches. This center is chosen as one of the venues for the 2028 Summer Olympics. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the venue will host rugbymodern pentathlontennis and field hockey.[113]

Designated as an “Official U.S. Olympic Training Site,” StubHub Center is the nation’s most complete training facility for Olympic, amateur and professional athletes. Since its opening in 2003, StubHub Center brings an energy to the university that only a world-class sports venue can, providing not only financial returns, but educational and career opportunities for current students and alumni.


The California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) opened on the California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) campus in 1990, the product of partnerships among CSUDH, the California State University’s Chancellor’s Office, a consortium of eleven local school districts, and high tech and aerospace industries.

Because CAMS is on the CSUDH campus, juniors and seniors may enroll in university courses (and some CAMS teachers teach at CSUDH). CAMS students may graduate with as many as 20 college credits—an advantage for students applying to selective colleges and/or advancing to early college graduation. Many of these students receive generous scholarship awards to help them afford higher education costs.

Economic impactEdit

CSU Dominguez Hills has over 81,555 alumni, of whom 67% live and work within 25 miles (40 km) of the campus, establishing a strong CSUDH presence throughout the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.[65] The University plays a major role in the region’s economy[66] — a recent economic impact study revealed CSU Dominguez Hills generates a total impact of $328.4 million annually in the South Bay, and nearly $335.3 million on the statewide economy. This impact sustains nearly 3,000 jobs in the region and statewide economy. Per year, the impact generates more than $18.5 million in local and nearly $20 million in statewide tax revenue. Even greater—more than $1 billion of the earnings by alumni from CSU Dominguez Hills are attributable to their CSU degrees, which creates an additional $1.7 billion of industry activity throughout the state.[67] The average amount of debt its students accumulate is $15,838.[68]

Notable peopleEdit



  • Nancy D. Erbe, professor of NCRP[79] was awarded the first (and only to date) Fulbright distinguished chair for CSUDH, in February 2014. She has received four Fulbright honors to date, including two Fulbrights in 2014 alone.[80][81][82][83][84][85][86][87] She has published over thirty five books, articles or book chapters, including in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Her law article on human trafficking[88] has been translated by the United Nations into several languages. She is the recipient of the presidential outstanding professor award in 2015.[89]
  • Anthony H. Normore[90] is a professor of educational leadership, special education & teacher education educational leadership. He is a prolific writer and is author/editor of more than twenty books and numerous scholarly book chapters, book reviews, and peer-reviewed articles.
  • Jerry Moore is a professor of anthropology.[91] He is the recipient of the 2014 Book Award from the Society of American Archaeology, for his book, "The Prehistory of Home."
  • Larry Rosen is a professor of psychology.[92] He has authored and co-authored seven books: "The Mental Health Technology Bible" (Wiley, 1997), "TechnoStress: Coping With Technology @Work @Home @Play" (Wiley, 1997), "Me, MySpace and I: Parenting the Net Generation" (Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2007), "Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn" [93] (Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2010), "iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us" and "The Distracted Mind." [94] (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Rosen's work has been published in several scholarly journals and he is a frequent contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post in addition to Harvard Business Review.[95] His research has been featured on 60 Minutes.[96]

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