Graduate education at the CSU involves the mastery of an academic discipline and the attainment of advanced knowledge in a specialized field of study.
- In fall 2013, the CSU enrolled 44,000 graduate students in over 1,400 masterís degree programs. Additionally, more than 6,000 students were engaged in post-baccalaureate study and teaching credential programs.
- Over 19,000 masterís degrees were awarded in 2012-13.
- A third of the masterís degrees awarded each year in California are from the CSU.
- CSU graduate programs integrate specialized training in the theory, research methodologies and critical analyses within a given discipline.
Community Engagement in the CSU
The CSU was built upon a mission to serve the people of California by providing accessible and high-quality educational opportunities. For more than 50 years, the CSU has prepared students to be informed, active and committed leaders. It has served as a model of academic excellence and a catalyst for strengthening the communities intellectually, economically and socially. CSU campus community engagement programs have played a key role in CSU partnerships with Californiaís communities.
Since 1998 more than two million CSU students have given back to their communities and helped shape the world. During the 2012-13 academic year, CSU campus community engagement programs partnered with nearly 3,000 public agencies, nonprofits, businesses and other groups helping to make a difference both domestically and internationally.
- More than 63,000 students had the opportunity to participate in 2,985 service-learning courses across the system. Of these, 9,399 students participated in 529 STEM service-learning courses.
- Grants and awards for community engagement received by campuses and the Chancellorís Office totaled $2.3 million, a return on investment of $2 for every $1 invested by the state for community engagement.
- Sixteen CSU campuses were named to the 2013 Presidentís Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes higher education institutions for their commitment to and achievement in community service.
- Nearly half of the CSUís 447,000 students are engaged in some type of community service totaling 32 million hours of service annually, with an economic impact of $708 million.
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- 2,985 Service-learning courses and 529 STEM services-learning courses.
- $2.3 Million of Awards & Grants Received by Campuses, a return of $2 for every $1 invested.
- 32 Million Hours annually of community service equals $708 Million in total economic impact.