Established through a legislative action in 1989, California State University-San Marcos was intended to represent a new generation of Cal State institutions. It was the first completely new campus in the United States in more than twenty years. It received full accreditation in 1993, three years ahead of schedule. Since then, major construction and focused enrollment have made it one of Cal State’s fastest growing campuses statewide. Also referred to as CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos, it is a public, coeducational University and one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system.