The information contained in this section is a summary, intended to provide a profile of the campus, with emphasis on student demographics. The Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning can provide more detailed statistical analysis of any of the areas covered in this publication if requested.
California State University, Dominguez Hills is a four-year public university located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles and South Bay beaches in the city of Carson. Founded in 1960, the University opened its doors in 1965 in Palos Verdes. The following year, the new college moved to Carson on land formerly a part of Rancho Dominguez, a 1784 land grant to a Spanish soldier Juan Jose Dominguez. Today, the University is in the midst of a vital business and cultural community, close to many of Southern California's entertainment centers and attractions.
The University offers 45 undergraduate majors, 24 master's degrees and a number of certificate and credential programs. Supporting these programs are excellent faculty known for their personal commitment to students. The top three undergraduate majors are Business Administration, Psychology and Criminal Justice Administration. The dedication toward serving students and promoting program excellence is reflected throughout CSU Dominguez Hills.
California State University, Dominguez Hills is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) located at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501. It is also accredited/approved by other agencies in the following specific fields: Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Sciences, Computer Science, Education, Health Science, Music, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Administration, and Theatre Arts.
California State University, Dominguez Hills is among the most ethnically-diverse universities in the United States with a student population that is 54.5 percent Hispanic/Latino; 17.7 percent Black/African American, 12.9 percent White, 11.4 percent Asian or Pacific Islander, 0.3 percent American Indian, and 3.2 percent two or more races. Immigrant and visa students on our campus represent 100 countries.