EastBay Today

Posted November 9, 2017

Becoming Concord

A visual guide to how the easternmost campus has served Contra Costa County for 25 years

Situated at the base of Mount Diablo, the 384-acre Cal State East Bay Concord campus is a sight to behold. In the spring, when snow still caps the top of the peak, the fields and hills around the campus burst into color and birds call overhead. As summer fades into fall, they turn golden in the heat. 

Today, the campus is one of the largest branch campuses in the California State University System and serves upward of 1,300 students a year in majors that include nursing, health sciences, psychology, business, liberal studies and criminal justice.

Students, many of whom are working toward a degree while raising a family, are able to take advantage of small class sizes and the close connections the campus maintains with the surrounding Contra Costa County communities and employers.

Here, as the Concord campus prepares to mark its own 25th anniversary this spring, take our visual tour of its rich history of serving the East Bay region and what’s happening there today.

Information provided by Concord Campus Executive Director and Associate Professor of History Robert Phelps.

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