"CSU" stands for California State University. CSUs are universities that grant bachelors, and masters degrees (and some special doctoral programs). The majority of Porterville College students transfer to a CSU. These include Fresno State, Bakersfield State, Cal Poly, etc. "UC" stands for University of California and includes universities such as Berkley, Davis, UCLA, etc. UCs offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The admissions requirements between the CSU and UCs are slightly different and since there are fewer UC campuses acceptance into a UC is generally more difficult.