San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in San Diego County, and the third-oldest university in the California State University system. SDSU has a student body of approximately 31,303 and an alumni base of more than 260,000. The university awards 180 types of bachelor's, 71 different master's, and 16 types of doctoral degrees including Ed.D, Au.D, Ph.D. programs with Claremont Graduate University, UCSD and UCSB. SDSU offers the most doctoral degrees of any campus of the California State University system, currently in 16 academic and research disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation has designated San Diego State University a 'Research University with high research activity,' placing it among the top 200 higher education institutions in the country conducting research.