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CSUN Shine: Selected Distinctions and Recognitions

  • CSUN offers the only Central American Studies bachelor’s degree program in the country.
  • CSUN received a $900,000 grant from the NCAA as part of a three-year pilot program aimed at expanding the academic support services for student-athletes.
  • Enrollment in CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science grew 61 percent in the five years from 2007 to 2012.
  • More teaching credential graduates come from CSUN than from all University of California campuses combined.
  • CSUN kinesiology students were recognized at the White House for a video produced for Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood obesity.
  • The environmental and occupational health department at CSUN is the largest such accredited program in the country.
  • CSUN business students took home first prize at the 13th annual RISE international student portfolio competition, besting 200 teams.
  • CSUN ranks 10th in the U.S. in bachelor’s degrees awarded to under-represented minority students.
  • Last year, CSUN’s Valley Trauma Center responded to 1,800 crisis calls, accompanied more than 700 assault victims to medical examinations and facilitated placing 250 foster youth into stable and loving homes.
  • Serving the unique needs of Southern California, CSUN offers specialized programs such as Spanish-language journalism and music industry studies.
  • CSUN’s Tseng College of Extended Learning is the largest California public university extended education program serving mid-career professionals.
  • The National Center on Deafness at CSUN enrolls the largest number of deaf students of any mainstream university in the U.S.
  • For three decades, CSUN has hosted the annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, the largest of its kind (more than 4,800 attendees in 2012).
  • The National Science Foundation ranks CSUN first among universities preparing students who later earn doctorates in psychology.
  • CSUN is partnering with four other universities to create an engineering research center that will focus on nanoscale and microscopic electromagnetic devices.