California State University, San Marcos (CSU San Marcos) is one of the fastest-growing CSU campuses.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) is the academic heart of California State University San Marcos. It offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts and Master of Science degree programs. The College is also the home of CSUSM’s General Education program.

The College of Business Administration offers Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree, and an MBA program to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge essential for management and leadership in 21st century organizations.

The College of Education is accredited through National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

The Nursing programs at CSU San Marcos are either offered through the School of Nursing or through Extended Learning. All Bachelor Degree nursing programs have received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

California State University, San Marcos is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for both Bachelors and Masters degree programs.


- Ranked 84th among Tier 1 Regional Universities (West) by U.S. News & World Report 2011.

- CSU San Marcos is placed in Tier 3 of the “Best Universities - Master’s West” category (USNWR 2010).

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