About CSUSM Online

About CSUSM Online

California State University San Marcos is a member of the largest public four-year university system in the United States. Having opened in 1989, Cal State San Marcos is one of the youngest campuses in the California State University System. We are fully engaged in the community, technologically sophisticated and dedicated to teaching future generations through a relevant curriculum with a global perspective.

The CSUSM School of Nursing has developed a partnership with local hospitals to help ensure continuous improvement of patient care through nursing education in their communities.

Our School of Education has a large alumni network, as well as extensive connections regionally that include:

  • North County Professional Development Federation member schools
  • San Diego County District Alliance
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • San Marcos Writing Project (part of California Writing Project)


California State University San Marcos is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For information regarding the accreditation status of Cal State San Marcos, contact WASC Senior College and University Commission, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501. (510) 748-9001

The California State University San Marcos School of Nursing's baccalaureate and graduate degree programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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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