About Us

Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 6,500 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in 23 undergraduate and seven graduate majors.

California State University Monterey Bay is among the newest of these campuses, offering a fresh & innovative dynamic to the robust institution.

The CSUMB campus is a short drive away from iconic powerhouses like San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles. Students can leverage these close connections by participating in internships and service learning opportunities, and attending professional and cultural networking events. CSUMB works on the apt slogan of, 'The 21st campus for the 21st century', distinguishing itself through its outcome based education model, constructed on a holistic platform of competency and concentration.

Founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the Monterey County economy.

While we serve students from the entire state of California, 33 percent of our undergraduates come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Seventy-two percent of our students receive some form of financial aid. Fifty-six percent of our students are among the first generation of their family to go to college. And with 45 percent of our students living on campus, we are one of the most residential universities in the CSU.

President CSUMBEduardo M. Ochoa
President
California State University, Monterey Bay

On behalf of California State University, Monterey Bay, it is truly an honor to participate in this collaborative venture. We are proud to provide students of Sri Lanka access to CSUMB degrees through this innovative pathway program, and we are grateful for the efforts of Nawaloka College of Higher Studies and Swinburne University in working with us to bring this program to fruition.

CSUMB is an institution on the rise. We are a fresh, young, flexible university with a mission to build a multicultural learning community founded on academic excellence. We believe all partners in the educational process should be prepared to contribute responsibly and ethically to California and the global community.

We focus on equal opportunity, broadening access to education, and fostering a diverse and pluralistic academic community. This program thoroughly aligns with our values and we look forward to the positive outcomes sure to emerge from this transcontinental partnership.

Dean CSUMBMr. Timothy Angle
Dean of Extended Education and International Programs
California State University, Monterey Bay

A successfully internationalized institution depends chiefly on collaborative and amicable partnerships between parties who are motivated to cooperatively improve the academic pursuits of students worldwide.

At the CSUMB College of Extended Education and International Programs, it has always been our primary goal to forge relationships with strong, reputable partners who share our values, and it is in testament to this priority that we gladly unite with Nawaloka College of Higher Studies and Swinburne University.

We believe this program will provide innumerable benefits to the students, faculty, staff and all involved stakeholders, and we are very excited about the upcoming launch. We strongly anticipate that both the students of Sri Lanka as well as CSUMB students will experience a tremendous cultural education simply through their opportunities to network with one another.

Further, we know that the students of Sri Lanka will greatly benefit from the outstanding location-based opportunities provided by both Swinburne University and CSUMB. The CSUMB campus is a short drive away from iconic powerhouses like San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles, and students can leverage these close connections by participating in internships and service learning opportunities, and attending professional and cultural networking events.

The power of an internationalized institution lies in this basic but critical connection of worldviews, and we are proud to deliver on this promise through this unique pathway program.

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