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Graduate from the California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills was founded in 1960; however, the campus sits on land that has a long and rich history. The university's 346 acres were once a section of the first private land grant in Southern California—the Rancho San Pedro. Juan José Dominguez (1736-1809), a Spanish soldier, received the original grant of 75,000 acres in 1784 from King Carlos III of Spain. While much of the acreage has been sold and developed, portions remain in the possession of Dominguez descendants. The site chosen for the university was known as the Dominguez Hills, named after the family.
California State University, Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive urban university, located in the city of Carson and primarily serving the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. The University is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic teaching and learning community dedicated to excellence and committed to educating a student population of unprecedented diversity for leadership roles in the global community of the 21st Century. We invite international perspectives, cultivate programs that serve students from other nations, and encourage our students and faculty to participate in programs in other countries. We are committed to quality and pluralism in higher education to further the goals of a democratic society through wide participation and civic responsibility in community, social, and economic affairs. California State University, Dominguez Hills realizes the principles of educational opportunity and excellence by providing access to a wide range of educational programs and student-centered services. Building on its core of liberal arts and sciences, the university offers programs in a variety of educational and technological modes that enable students to develop intellectually, personally and professionally. These programs are offered at times and locations convenient for the students we serve. California State University, Dominguez Hills pursues productive relationships with educational, public sector, and business communities, by developing programs that address contemporary social concerns while fulfilling the University's commitment to teaching and learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service.We provide education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.