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.


Shakari Byerly speaks from lectern at poll presentation
Shakari Byerly speaks from lectern at poll presentation

Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs 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.

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Weisman exhibit brings best of pop art to Cal State LA

The latest exhibit at the Ronald H. Silverman Fine Arts Gallery features everyday objects depicted in thought-provoking ways.

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Cal State LA wins statewide award for zero-emission vehicle program

The competition recognizes achievements in energy efficiency and sustainability at colleges and universities across California.

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Mayor Garcetti celebrates first College Promise graduates at Cal State LA

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti encouraged graduating community college students to use their higher education to contribute to the success of the city.   

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

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