Cal State Monterey Bay provides more than 5,600 students an
extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile
from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our diverse student body
receives personal attention in small classes while pursuing degrees in
23 undergraduate and eight graduate majors.
Founded in 1994 on the former site of Fort Ord
by educators and community leaders, Cal State Monterey Bay faculty and
staff build on that legacy as we explore innovative ways to meet the
needs of a new generation of students while simultaneously powering the
Monterey County economy.
We serve students from the entire state of California, with 35 percent
of our undergraduate students come from Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz counties. We pride ourselves on making higher education accessible
to traditionally underserved and low-income populations. Seventy-two
percent of our students receive some form of financial aid.
Fifty-two percent of our students are among the first generation of
their family to go to college. And with 52 percent of our students
living on campus, we are one of the most residential universities in the