California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is located in Fresno, the geographic center of California and its fifth-largest city. From here, you can reach San Francisco, Los Angeles, the scenic Central Coast, and the Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks, all within 2 to 4 hours.
According to US News and World Report, Fresno State is in the first tier of the best Master's Universities in the West. It is also one of as ranked by Washington Monthly Magazine in 2010. Forbes Magazine also ranked Fresno State as one of America's best public colleges in 2009. Tuition and living costs for Fresno State students is the *lowest* among all 23 campuses in the CSU system, averaging 10% to 15% less than CSU campuses in larger cities. Additionally, according to CNN-Money, Fresno's living costs are 25% (San Diego) to 45% (San Jose) less than other major metropolitan areas of California.
The Department of Computer Science comprises a rich mix of students from the U.S. and foreign countries. Our faculty's interests span diverse areas in both research and practices. Specialties include: Algorithms, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Cloud and Services Computing, High-Performance Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Logics, Meta-heuristics, Parallel/Distributed Processing, Programming Languages, Software and Language Engineering, Theory of Computation, Web Technologies, and Wireless and Mobile Computing. Department facilities include a Computational Science Center (Funded by W.M. Keck Foundation) comprising three high-performance compute clusters and a collaborative smart classroom for both educational and research purposes, as well as various UNIX workstations and personal computing devices.
For the past 20+ years, our alumni have been successful in both academia and industry. Some have gone on to earn PhDs at first-tier universities and become college professors; others have become professionals working at Apple, Boeing, Cisco, Google, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Schneider Electric, VMWare, and other firms in Silicon Valley and Fresno. Many of our alumni use their computer-science education to pursue careers in entertainment, government, the military, health care, social work, and science.