Looking back: CSUN then and now

1958:

Events

-Los Angeles Valley College becomes San Fernando Valley State College.

-Matador becomes campus mascot

-U.S. Supreme Court rules schools must integrate

-Nikita Khrushchev becomes premier of the U.S.S.R.

Facts

Student Enrollment: 2,525

Semester Tuition: $29

President: Dwight D. Eisenhower

U.S. Population: 174,881,904

World Population: 2.945 billion

Unemployment: 7.4%

1968:

Events

Presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and Sen. Eugene McCarthy visit campus

Janis Joplin performs on campus

Facts

Student Enrollment: 15,600

Faculty: 619

Semester Tuition: $57.50

President: Lyndon B. Jonson

U.S. Population: 200,706,052

World Population: 3.556 billion

Unemployment: 3.8%

1972:

Facts

San Fernando Valley College officially renamed California State University Northridge

1977:
Facts

Student Enrollment: 28,023

Semester Tuition: $95

1978:

Events

Sony introduces the Walkman, the first portable stereo.

First test-tube baby is born in London.

98% of all American households have a television.

Facts

President: James Earl Carter, Jr.

U.S. Population: 222,584,545

World Population: 4.302 billion

Unemployment: 6.4%

1988:

Events

Salman Rushdie publishes The Satanic Verses

Vice-President George H.W. Bush wins the presidential election, defeating Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis

Facts

President: Ronald W. Reagan

U.S. Population: 244,498,982

World Population: 5.104 billion

Unemployment: 5.7%

Student Enrollment: 31,576

Semester Tuition: $342

1994:

Events

6.7 magnitude Northridge earthquake, causes $400 million in damage to the CSUN campus

1998:

Events

Northern Ireland Good Friday Accord is signed after 30 years
of violence

President Clinton is impeached

An estimated 76 million viewers watch the last episode of Seinfeld.

Facts

President: William J. Clinton

U.S. Population: 270,298,524

World Population: 5.918 billion

Unemployment: 4.7%

2006:

Student Enrollment: 34,560

Semester Tuition: $1,260

2008:

Events

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck southwest China on May 12, leaving 88,000 people dead or missing.

Prop 8 passes in California banning same-sex marriage.

Michael Phelps wins a total of eight gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Beijing

Facts

Student Enrollment: 36, 208

Semester Tuition: $1,688

President: George W. Bush

U.S. Population: 303,824,640

World Population: 6.706 billion

Unemployment: 7.2%