California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a public university in the 23-campus California State University system, located in Marina and Seaside, in Monterey County, California. It is on the site of the former U.S. Army base Fort Ord in the northern Central Coast of California region and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
CSUMB was founded in 1994 with a student enrollment of 654 students. Classes began August 28, 1995. The founding president was Peter Plympton Smith. It was the 21st campus in the California State University System. The university offers 23 bachelor's degrees, 7 master's degrees, and teaching credentials.
As of fall 2016, the university has 6,883 undergraduate students, 544 graduate students and 163 full-time faculty members. The university operates on the semester system. The current president Eduardo M. Ochoa was appointed in May 2012.
CSUMB, in conjunction with Hartnell college, developed CSin3, a 3-year computer science program funded in part by grants from the Foundation established by Matsui Nursery. That Foundation also donated 210 acres of prime agricultural land to the Hartnell College Foundation, with a valuation of about $20 million.