Main address: 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819

About Sac State

At Sacramento State, the goals and dreams of more than 30,000 students are just the beginning. Their aspirations are realized, and exceeded, through first-rate academic programs and the support of more than 1,600 dedicated faculty members who challenge and nurture them. The University, just minutes from the State Capitol, offers a truly transformative educational experience enriched at every turn by the arts, culture, diversity, natural campus beauty, and a community committed to service and excellence.

Put simply, Sacramento State is a great place to redefine the possible.

At a Glance

Name: Sacramento State, nicknamed Sac State

Founded: 1947

President: Dr. Robert S. Nelsen

Campus: 300 acres of urban forest six miles from the State Capitol

Academics: 58 undergraduate majors, 41 master’s degrees, 20 credential programs, an honors program, and two independent doctorates

Seven academic colleges: Arts and Letters, Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Human Services, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. Plus the College of Continuing Education.

Degrees: More than 8,500 awarded annually

Colors: Green and gold

Mascot: Herky the Hornet

Motto: “Redefine the Possible”