California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is the region’s premier learning destination and a platform for students to be innovative and bold. Washington Monthly, a D.C.-based magazine known for its annual rankings of American colleges and universities, ranked Fresno State No. 17 on its list of the top 30 national universities in 2017. At Fresno State, faculty and students combine strong academics with cutting-edge technology, and believe “transformational” and “inspiration” are part of the daily experience. Fresno State students are prepared for a wide range of careers in our region and around the world. With accomplished faculty guiding the way, Fresno State is committed to academic excellence, innovative research, and high caliber projects that challenge students’ creativity and curiosity. The value of a Fresno State degree is multi-facet: it is the opportunity for a hands-on experience, an entry point to a strong and satisfying career, and an experience with a lifetime benefit.