Valley girls (and boys) who want to stick close to home for school can totally get the education they need at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). The school, part of the California State University System, enrolls some 36,000 students and is situated in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. Founded in 1958, CSUN offers bachelor's and master's degree programs in a various fields of study. The Michael D. Eisner College of Education leads the state in the number of teachers it graduates and offers specialty credential programs. The university's Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication has turned out a collection of notable performers such as Paula Abdul and actress Debra Winger.