University Recognition and
Points of Distinction

There are a lot of reasons why CSU Dominguez Hills stands out among the nation's exceptional urban universities. Our students and faculty are some of the best and brightest and their hard work, creative spirit, and commitment to academic and professional excellence is unparalleled. The university is home to people whose innovative solutions have transformed our communities and our world.

Read about some of the points of distinction that have put CSU Dominguez Hills on the map, as well as some of the much-deserved awards and recognitions our faculty, staff and students have received.

University Recognition

National Rankings

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.

Points of Distinction

CSU Dominguez Hills has good reason to be proud—an exciting and distinctive history, a vibrant academic environment, exciting research programs, and a tradition of service in the South Bay. Our greatest source of pride is our people—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are contributing to society and making a difference in the world.

University Award Programs

California State University, Dominguez Hills recognizes the importance of honoring accomplished faculty, staff, students, and community leaders and organizations for significant contributions and achievements that benefit the campus.

Faculty Awards of Excellence

California State University, Dominguez Hills hosts an annual Faculty Awards Reception to honor years of service as well as faculty excellence with the presentation of the Lyle E. Gibson Dominguez Hills Distinguished Teacher Award, the Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award, Excellence in Service Award, and the Presidential Outstanding Service Award. [more…]

Staff and Management Awards

Recognizing the vital role staff play in the success of the university, California State University, Dominguez Hills annually recognizes three specific staff members who have gone above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to improve our campus community. The awards are presented at the annual Staff Awards and Recognition Ceremony that also recognizes staff’s years of service to the university. [more…]

Student Awards

Community Awards