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CSU Dominguez Hills: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:4,638 men, 7,924 women, 12,562 total
Full-time undergraduates:3,439 men, 5,733 women, 9,172 total
Part-time undergraduates:1,199 men, 2,191 women, 3,390 total
Total graduate students:535 men, 1,538 women, 2,073 total
Full-time graduate students:294 men, 770 women, 1,064 total
Part-time graduate students:241 men, 768 women, 1,009 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:24
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 6.9% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 8.5% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 73.8% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.8% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Nonresident Alien 
  • 1.6% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.1% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 9.4% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 13.3% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 59.0% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.0% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 2.8% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 3.3% Nonresident Alien 
  • 3.8% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:346 acres
City or town school is located in:Carson, CA
Population of city/town:92,599
Nearest major city:Los Angeles
Distance of nearest major city:17 miles
Population of nearest major city:3,844,307
Online campus​

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes
Housing types: (% in housing type, if given):
  • single-student apartments (90%)
  • married-student apartments
  • special housing for disabled students (10%)
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:18%
Percent of students who live in school housing:5%
Percent of students who live off campus:95%
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:90%
Student conduct policies:class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, Academic integrity policy.
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:yes

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course:no
Computer equipment is provided in:residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:1100
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes
Additional library facilities/collections:Archives. Special collections.
Museums and other special academic buildings/equipment on campus:Observational astronomy dome.

Assistance Services

Remedial learning services:reading, writing, math, study skills
Additional services offered:nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, women's center, day care, health insurance
Counseling services:minority student, veteran student, older student, career, personal, psychological
Career placement services:co-op education, internships, career/job search classes, interest inventory, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, interview training
Services for students with disabilities:note-taking services, tape recorders, tutors, reader services, interpreters for hearing-impaired, special transportation, adaptive equipment
Amount of campus that is accessible to physically handicapped:100%

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:5
Percent of men who join fraternities:1%
Number of social sororities on campus:7
Percent of women who join sororities:1%
Student activities:student government, student newspaper, literary magazine, radio station, television station
School newspaper(s):The Bulletin
Number of honor societies:5
Total number of registered organizations:76
Campus-based religious organizations:Christians on Campus, Campus Connection, More Than Conquerors, Muslim Students Association
Minority student organizations:Al Frente, Organizacion Latinoamericana del Espanol, Espiritu de Nuestro Futuro, Hermanas Unidas, MEChA, Asian Pacific Studies, Black Student Union, La Rondalla de Dominguez Hills; Black Business Student, Chicana/o Studies, and Latino Business Associations
International student organizations:Pan African Student Union
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Dance team, mixed media group, Ceramics Guild, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Teach One Reach One, Sister II Sister, Student Leaders United, Public Relations Student Society of America, Circle K, Gay-Straight Alliance, Impact Movement, University Greek Council, Science Society, Earth Science Society; English Graduate Student, Resident Student, Human Resource Management, and Computing Machinery Associations; dance, philosophy, psychology, recreation, anthropology, military officer preparatory, and math clubs


School has an athletic program:yes
Athletic director:Jeff Falkner, Athletic Director
Director of women's athletics:Natalie Lockhart, Compliance Coordinator
School colors:cardinal and gold
School mascot:Toros
Athletic conference memberships:California Collegiate Athletic Association
Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's baseballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Men's golfyesNCAA Div. II
Men's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Women's basketballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's socceryesNCAA Div. II
Women's softballyesNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (indoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's track and field (outdoor)yesNCAA Div. II
Women's volleyballyesNCAA Div. II
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:2%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports:4%
Athletic facilities:fitness center, gymnasium, tennis court, track, soccer field
Intramural/Recreational sports:basketball, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:yes
Nearest international airport:Los Angeles (13 miles)
Nearest other airport:Long Beach, CA (12 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Los Angeles (17 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Compton, CA (11 miles)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Off-campus employment opportunities for undergraduates are:fair
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:no

After Graduation

List of graduate schools most often selected by recent graduates:Arizona State University, Bowling Green State University, Colorado State University, Columbia University, Creighton University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Howard University, James Madison University Johns Hopkins University, Loma Linda University, New York University, Northwestern University, Rice University, SUNY--Binghamton, Southeastern University, University of California--Davis, U of California--Irvine, U of California--Los Angeles, University of California--Riverside, University of California--San Diego, University of California--Santa Barbara, University of Connecticut, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Montana, University of Nebraska--Lincoln, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rhode Island, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin--Madison, Wayne State University.
List of firms that most frequently hire graduates:AEG, American Honda, Beach Cities Health District, Boeing, CBS, City of Hope Medical Center, Defense Contract Audit Agency, Disney ABC Media Networks, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Fastenal, FedEx, Franchise Tax Board, Hertz, Kaiser Permanente, Mercury Insurance, Metropolitan Water District, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Southern California Gas Company, State Board of Equalization.
List of most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Jerome Horton, Chair of the California State Board of Equalization
  • Patrick West, Long Beach City Manager
  • John Tracy, Boeing Senior Vice President.