Welcome to Cal State San Marcos!
From San Marcos to Santa Ana, to Riverside and Palm Springs, students come to Cal State San Marcos to explore our innovative classes and participate in new experiences. CSUSM offers more than a dozen unique academic programs in two locations, as well as a full catalog of courses relevant to the business needs of our region. Across every department, CSUSM students are immersed in real-world projects with real-world companies and organizations, and our expanding network of alumni are doing exceedingly good work locally and nationally.
CSU San Marcos is one of the youngest and fastest growing campuses in the CSU. Built for the 21st century, we take an entrepreneurial approach to education, nurturing regional alliances that foster economic, social, and cultural development. From our CSU Institute for Palliative Care to our biotechnology certificate, our classes and professors inspire students to succeed. Emphasizing our five strategic priorities — academic excellence, student life, campus climate, community partnerships, and educational equity — we are raising the educational attainment rate of our region. We are transforming lives, changing families, and revitalizing communities.
Explore our website and envision a life at a Cal State San Marcos. Our vibrant community of faculty, staff and administrators is here to support and encourage you, challenge and enlighten you. This is the place you want to be, and I hope that you’ll come take a look.