CSUCI Fast Facts

Enrollment History

  • 6,332 undergraduates (Fall 2016)
  • 279 Post baccalaureate

Ethnic Distribution (as of Fall 2016)

  • 48% Hispanic or Latino/a
  • 30% White
  • 7% Unknown
  • 6% Asian
  • 4.9% Two or More
  • 2% International
  • 2% African American/Black
  • 0.3% Native American/Alaskan
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Average Age of student

  • 23 years old
  • Median age: 22

Number of graduates

  • More than 10,000 students graduated as of August 2016

Faculty & Staff

  • More than 886 full- and part-time staff and faculty members.


  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Academic Majors

  • 26 undergraduate programs
    • Anthropology, Applied Physics, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chicana/o Studies, Communication, Computer Science & Information Technology, Early Childhood Studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Global Studies, Health Science, History, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Mechatronics Engineering, Nursing, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
  • Credential
  • 7 graduate programs
    • MA Education
    • MS Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
    • MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
    • MS Computer Science
    • MS Mathematics
    • MBA Santa Barbara
    • MBA Thousand Oaks
  • Doctor of Education: Collaborative Online Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CODEL) Ed.D.

Operating Budget

  • $110.9 million for 2016-2017 academic year

Economic Impact

The University generates a total impact of $114.4 million on the regional economy and nearly $240.5 million on the statewide economy. CSUCI’s alumni earn a combined total of more than $48.8 million which creates an additional $302.5 million of industry activity throughout California. CSUCI also improves the state’s economy through research, innovation and entrepreneurship.


A petition was presented to CSU Channel Islands by local Chumash leaders that the dolphin be the University's official mascot. The sacred story of why the Chumash cherish the dolphin is contained in "The Rainbow Bridge" legend. Simultaneously, the student leadership of CSUN-CI petitioned to have the dolphin as CSU Channel Islands' mascot. The request was warmly received by CI students, faculty, and staff.