Discover Fresno State

Fresno State was founded in 1911 as the the premier university serving Central California and prides itself with improving California’s economy with research, innovation, arts, community service  and entrepreneurship.  As we enter our second 100 years, Fresno State is a dynamic and diverse community in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley where you will find endless sunshine, agricultural beauty and close proximity to three three National Parks and the Pacific Coastline.   Fresno is the region’s largest metropolitan area and has all of the amenities of living in a big city.

University Mission and Strategic Plan

The University mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success. To see Fresno State's strategic priorities and the metrics used to assess progress, visit the Office of the President's Strategic Plan website

Pride Points

We are a campus of opportunity, boldly empowering our diverse student body for success. Visit the President's Pride Points website to see a few things that we are proud of at Fresno State.

Also check out Fresno State's Top 10 things that make us unique!