There are many things that can be said for San Bernardino but one undisputed accomplishment that we can boast about is the University of Cal State. In the northern part of our city, nestled in and surrounded by the San Bernardino Mountains, CSUSB is one of Inland Southern California’s preeminent centers of intellectual and cultural activity. CSUSB opened its doors and began giving educational opportunities in 1965. It is viewed as a beacon of hope for people in the community who dream of achieving educational success without having to go far from their community. The campus has the most diverse student population of any other university in the region. CSUSB accepts about 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. It is noted that about 70% of the students who graduate are minorities and are often the first generation of students to graduate with a college education. The CSUSB education ranking is in the top 4% in the nation and is an establishment that focuses on meeting the needs of its students. This is important because these students are examples for other minorities that thought accomplishing a degree was out of their reach. Not only that, but many CSUSB graduates have goals to stay in their community to help make it a better place. It can truly be said that these students may very well have the future of San Bernardino in their hands.