Redefine the Possible

About Sac State

Leadership begins here.

Leadership

Attending Sacramento State offers a life-changing opportunity. We will prepare you not only for a career, but to be a leader in your profession and in your community.

Academics

Sacramento State offers a vibrant intellectual environment with a multicultural student body of 29,000. We graduate almost 6,000 students each year. Students take their pick from 60 undergraduate, 40 graduate and two doctoral programs.

Campus

We're particularly proud of our beautiful 300-acre campus, with its lush landscaping and 3,000 trees. Miles of trails stretch along the nearby American River Parkway, linking our campus and student housing with recreational areas such as Folsom Lake and downtown Sacramento.

Activities

More than half the University’s students join at least one of 250 student organizations, and thousands participate in the intramural sports program. There are arts programs, speeches, debates, comedy shows and concerts throughout the year.

Value

Sacramento State remains one of the nation’s best higher education values, with student fees among the lowest in the nation. About one-third of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Sacramento

Sacramento is one of the state’s most affordable big cities, and offers dozens of stylish restaurants, galleries and boutiques within minutes of campus. The region’s parks, rivers and nearby recreation areas make it popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

Name:

California State University, Sacramento

Nickname:

Sacramento State

Colors:

Green and gold

Mascot:

Herky the Hornet

Location:

300 tree-filled acres five miles from the State Capitol and in a metropolitan area of 2 million residents

Students (Fall 2010)

Enrollment

27,033

Men

42%

Women

58%

Undergraduate

77%

Graduate

22%

Students: Ethnicity (Fall 2010)

African American   

7%

American Indian

1%

Asian/Pacific

20%

Latino/Latina

16%

Caucasian

43%

International

2%

Other

11%

Faculty

Total faculty    

1,295

Sacramento State Presidents

1947 - 65

Guy A. West

1965 - 65

F. Blair Mayne

1965 - 66

Stephen L. Walker

1966 - 69

Robert Johns

1969 - 70

Otto Butz

1970 - 72

Bernard L. Hyink

1972 - 78

James G. Bond

1978 - 83

Lloyd Johns

1983 - 84

Austin J. Gerber

1984 - 2003

Donald R. Gerth

2003 -

Alexander Gonzalez

Athletics

NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference
9 men’s sports, 11 women’s sports