At California State University San Marcos, we are committed to nurturing professionals who will take active roles in their communities. Our affordable, 100% online* programs offer you practical preparation to advance your career in a format that gives you the flexibility to continue working while you complete your degree. If you're looking for a top online nursing degree in California, you've found it at Cal State San Marcos.

What makes Cal State San Marcos special?

We are a new kind of Cal State San Marcos: community engaged, technologically adept and wholly dedicated to relevant instruction with a global perspective. We offer:

  • An emphasis on meeting the needs of all learners, from every culture
  • Technological sophistication, both on-campus and online
  • The energy and strategic service orientation of a Carnegie-designated university engaged in the greater community
  • 99% of CSUSM's tenured faculty hold a terminal degree in their fields
  • Part of the largest 4-year public university system in United States

Why Choose Cal State San Marcos?


  • Military Times ranks CSUSM as California's #3 Best for Vets: Colleges 2014
  • U.S. News & World Report named Cal State San Marcos a Top Public School, Regional Universities (West) for 2016
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The California State University San Marcos School of Nursing's baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The California State University San Marcos School of Education is accredited by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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Open doors to your future and start toward your degree at Cal State San Marcos. Apply today!