Established in 1989, Charles Sturt University is a state-sponsored institution of higher education in NSW. The university delivers nearly 500 courses to around 35,000 on campus and distance education students. It offers degree courses in fields such as Agricultural Science, Allied Health, Business, Food and Wine, Justice Studies and Policing, Nursing, Psychology and Theology. The study programs are offered through 5 campuses: at Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Albury-Wodonga and Dubbo. Special features of the Orange and Wagga Wagga campuses are the equine farms and commercial vineyards.