California State University Monterey Bay, located in the Monterey County towns of Marina and Seaside has a severe shortage of available student housing opportunities. Over the past three years the developer of the Mosaic Student Housing project has worked closely with the planning department within Marina to secure approvals for this aesthetically pleasing and efficient design to include a managers studio apartment and 11 student units offering a total of 64 beds.
Each unit features easy access from exterior walkways, a private balcony, fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom and closet space. Communal amenities include an observation deck, storage lockers, community herb garden and secured parking spaces.
CSUMB Student Housing Supply
The 2017 total enrollment at CSUMB stands at just under 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students. As of Fall 2017, there are 3,900 on-campus beds that are 100% leased, meaning the school only has capacity to house 52% students on campus. There are not any off-campus beds currently. There is one master plan development being proposed, Campus Town, which will include some student housing, but the timing of this is unknown.
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.