California State University – Fresno

Location: Fresno, California
Type: Public
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Speech Code Rating

California State University – Fresno has been given the speech code rating Red. A red light university has at least one policy that both clearly and substantially restricts freedom of speech. Read more

Campus Climate

Overall Ranking

out of 154 colleges surveyed Read more

FIRE surveyed roughly 37,000 students at 154 colleges and universities about the climate for free speech at their institutions. In 2021, FIRE released rankings of those schools, based on a number of factors, including openness, tolerance, self-expression, administrative support for free speech, and campus policies, scoring overall speech climate on a scale from 0-100. See the full report on FIRE’s 2021 College Free Speech Rankings for more information.


Rankings / out of 154 colleges surveyed

Overall Ranking 144
Ideological Diversity 3

Overall / out of a top score of 100

Overall Score 53.66
Openness 9.39
Tolerance (Liberals) 8.96
Tolerance (Conservatives) 7.76
Administrative Support 6.32
Comfort 16.59
Disruptive Conduct 10.63
Speech Code RED