We are LA


Cal State LA is the premier public university in the heart of Los Angeles and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We educate students from across the region and offer more than 100 cutting-edge academic programs. 

Here our students develop skills to succeed.
As they succeed, Los Angeles thrives.

Number one in the nation for upward mobility

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Path to graduation

Academic advising can help you plan classes and set long-term goals on the way to your diploma.

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Majors and programs

Learn about our 57 undergraduate majors, 51 master’s degrees and 4 doctoral programs.

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I Serve LA

Volunteer and track your hours with the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good.

student success

At Cal State LA, students come first. Throughout your time here, your professors, staff and administrators will be there to help map out your path to a timely graduation, earn your degree and launch your career or graduate education.


OPA award winners with university officials
OPA award winners with university officials

Cal State LA announces outstanding faculty at Fall Convocation 2019

Four Outstanding Professor recipients and an Outstanding Lecturer recipient were honored for significant achievement in scholarly inquiry or creativity, as well as professional activities and community service.

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Cal State LA celebrates success, new initiatives at Convocation 2019

President William A. Covino announced new university initiatives, including a plan to create a College of Ethnic, Racial, and Social Transformation.

Howard Xu, William A. Covino, Jill Adler-Moore, Jose A. Gomez

Cal State LA honors renowned microbiologist, emerging bioscience entrepreneurs

Jill Adler-Moore, a renowned microbiologist and professor emerita at Cal Poly Pomona, was honored for her research, leadership and years of mentorship by Cal State LA BioSpace.

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Pat Brown Institute at Cal State LA releases Black voter poll

The groundbreaking poll of more than 2,300 Black registered voters in L.A. County is one of the largest surveys of Black voters in a geographic area.

Mind Matters


Find advice, resources, programs and events to help improve your well-being.

Upcoming Events

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Commencement 2019

The Cal State LA community, family and friends will honor the outstanding achievements of our thousands of graduates. During college-based ceremonies, students walk across the stage and shake hands with President William A. Covino.


May 20-24, 2019

University Gym