The following is background information on California State University at Fresno.

California State University at Fresno's popular nickname is "Fresno State."

In the 2005-2006 school year, Fresno State enrolled more than 20,000 students.

Fresno State has approximately 1,250 faculty.

Fresno State's 388-acre main campus is at the northeast edge of Fresno, Calif.

Fresno State is within a three- or four-hour drive of both Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Fresno State was founded as Fresno State Normal School in 1911.

Fresno State has offered advanced degrees since 1949.

Fresno State is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University.

Source: Fresno State Web site, http://www.csufresno.edu/univrelations/fastfacts.html.