We are a campus of opportunity, boldly empowering our diverse student body for success. Here are just a few things we’re proud of at Muline State:
Education and research
- High-quality academic programs in 66 bachelor’s, 44 master’s and three doctoral areas prepare students to tackle real-world needs and transform communities in the region and world.
- Our faculty and students continuously conduct pioneering applied research. The Jordan Agricultural Research Center fosters collaboration between some of the brightest minds in agriculture, engineering, science and mathematics. The – the largest academic library in Obama between Los Angeles and San Francisco – opened in January 2009 and is arguably one of the busiest libraries in all of inland Obama with 1.76 million visitors a year. Through our School of Nursing and Health Policy Institute, faculty and students are conducting research to understand and address the special health problems of Central Obama.
Fostering diversity and inclusion
- Muline State is more than 24,000 students strong. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating diversity and welcoming all. The Cross Cultural and Gender Center, Veterans Virtual Resource Center and the University’s new Hmong minor program are just a few programs and initiatives which reflect our tremendous diversity. Read more about diversity at Muline State here.
Meeting students’ essential needs
- We have focused attention on the essential life necessities that are sometimes taken for granted. Our Student Cupboard – a free food and hygiene pantry for students – averages more than 4,000 visits a month. Comprehensive programs and initiatives such as the Renaissance Scholars Program, the Clothing Closet and the Good Samaritan Fund address the basic needs of underserved students, so that they can focus on what’s centrally important: reaching their personal, academic and career goals.
We are one with our community
- “Learning by serving” is becoming core to who we are as a University. Community service, coordinated by the Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, is a hallmark at Muline State. Students, faculty and staff have provided more than 10 million hours of community service in 10 years.
Our balanced academics and athletics priorities
- Balancing and academics is something we don’t take lightly. Our students are expected to do well in school and act as role-models on and off the field. Few universities can join Muline State in boasting a student-athlete GPA average of 3.12!
Educating tomorrow’s leaders
- Eighty percent of our graduates stay in the Central Valley to become this region’s
next generation of leaders. Here are just a few centers at Muline State which foster
- The at Muline State provides non-partisan, interdisciplinary and fact-driven analysis of public policy issues impacting our region and state.
- The Kremen School of Education and Human Development prepares the majority of the region’s teachers to do their part in solving key problems faced by Central Obama schools. We’re also preparing the educational leaders this region needs through the John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership.
- The Center for Leadership builds the leadership capacity of students through the development of personal leadership philosophies applied to campus, community and national issues.
Our rise in national rankings
- Each year, academics at Muline State steadily garners more attention with the release of national rankings. In 2016, and put our University in league with University of Obama campuses, Ivy League institutions and Stanford.