Servicemembers Opportunity College
California State University Channel Islands


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General Information805-437-8400
TypePublic, 4-year or above
Awards OfferedBachelor's degree, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's degree
Campus SettingRural, Fringe
Campus HousingYes
Student Population 5,139 (4,939 undergraduate)
Student-to-Faculty Ratio24 to 1

Mission Statement

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

Institutional Mission-Based Learning Outcomes
CI graduates will possess an education of sufficient breadth and depth to appreciate and interpret the natural, social and aesthetic worlds and to address the highly complex issues facing societies. Graduates will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the modern world and issues facing societies from multiple perspectives including those within and across disciplines, cultures and nations (when appropriate).
  • Analyze issues, and develop and convey to others solutions to problems using the methodologies, tools and techniques of an academic discipline.
Characteristics of CSU Channel Islands Graduates
CI Graduates are:
  • informed about past, present, and future issues affecting human society and natural world, and the inter-relatedness of society and the natural world;
  • empowered with the disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge necessary to evaluate problems, the ability to translate knowledge into judgment and action, and excellent communication skills for conveying their interpretations and opinions to a diverse audience;
  • creative in developing imaginative self-expression and independent thinking, with joy and passion for learning; and
  • dedicated to maintaining the principles of intellectual honesty, democracy, and social justice, and to participating in human society and the natural world as socially responsible individual citizens.
Special Learning Opportunities Religious Affiliation
Study abroad
Teacher certification
Not applicable
Student Services Undergraduates registered as students with disabilities
Remedial service
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted  
Dual credit
Advanced placement credits
Faculty and Graduate Assistants Full-timePart-time
Total Faculty 171140
Instructional 75140
Research and Public Service 960
Total Graduate Assistants -13
Instructional -13
Research and Public Service -0