California State University Channel Islands is a four-year public comprehensive university located outside Camarillo, California in Ventura County. CI opened in 2002, as the 23rd campus in the California State University system, succeeding the Ventura County branch campus of CSU Northridge. CI is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in Camarillo, at the intersection of the Oxnard Plain and northern most edge of the Santa Monica Mountain range. The Channel Islands are nearby where the university operates a scientific research station on Santa Rosa Island. CI faculty include one of the U.S.'s top economic forecasters, Sung Won Sohn
artist Jack Reilly
and biologist Sean Anderson.Channel Islands offers 53 types of Bachelor's degrees, 6 different graduate degrees, 19 teaching credentials, and a Ed.D degree. In the Fall of 2016, the university enrolled the largest number of students in its history with 6,611 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Since its establishment, the university has awarded nearly 7,000 degrees. In the Fall of 2013, the university had 349 faculty, of which 93 were on the tenure track.