California State University-Stanislaus (Stan State) is a public coeducational university located in the city of Turlock in California and is a member of the California State University system.
Founded in 1957, Stan State moved to its current 228-acre site in 1965 and has a student body of more than 9,000.
Notable buildings include the 320-seat Bernell and Flora Snider Music Recital Hall, an Aquatic Facility, the Vasche Library and the 19-acre Student Recreation Complex which is home to a fitness centre and a 2,300-seat sports stadium. The Stockton Center at University Park in Stockton is the Stan State off-campus facility, with an enrolment of around 400 students.
Stan State is comprised of four major colleges – the College of Science, the College if Business Administration, the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work, and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, as well as 24 master’s degree courses and a doctorate in educational leadership. It is also the only university in the California State University system to offer a bachelor’s program in cognitive studies.
More than 50,000 students have graduated from Stan State over the years, including notable former students Gary Condit, who served in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2003, as well as professional baseball players Rusty Kuntz and Steve Andrade, and former professional golfer Doug Dunakey.