California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State L.A., CSULA, or CSLA) is a public comprehensive university located in the eastern region of Los Angeles, California, United States.

California State University, Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The College of Business and Economics is nationally accredited at both undergraduate and graduate levels by the International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Department of Art is accredited and nationally recognized by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The BS degree in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. The Master of Arts in Music and Master of Music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Master of Social Work Program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Ranking Profile:

- Placed in Tier 4 in the category "Universities-Master's (West)" by US News & World Report 2010.

- California State University, Los Angeles is listed among top ranking institutions noted in Diverse ‘Top 100’, a national list of colleges and universities that conferred the most bachelor’s degrees to minority students in 2007-2008. It is ranked No. 1 nationally in awarding bachelor’s degrees in public administration and social service to Hispanic students.

- U.S.News “America’s Best Colleges” 2004 issue has ranked California State University, Los Angeles’ Engineering program among the nation’s best undergraduate programs for the fifth year in a row. Cal State L.A. is the only public undergraduate (master’s-awarding) university in the greater Los Angeles area making the top of the list. It is placed among the top 50 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (non-Ph.D.) in the United States.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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