2009/10 Support Budget II

Uses of Revenue

Enrollment Growth, $83.4 Million

The 2009/10 budget plan includes resident student enrollment growth of 2.5 percent or 8,572 FTES. Based on this enrollment growth and the 2009/10 marginal cost of $9,735 per FTES, after CSU financial-aid set-aside, the corresponding funding increase is $83.4 million. The following table illustrates funded FTES targets versus actual FTES enrollment from 1999/2000 through 2009/10 and includes resident and nonresident students:

CSU Enrollment - Funded Targets vs. Actual FTES

CSU Enrollment - Funded Targets vs. Actual FTES

2008-09 - 356,050 is the target for all students (342,893 residents,and 13,157 non-residents).
2009-10 - 365,975 is the target for all students (351,465 residents,and 14,510 non-residents).


Year Target Actual
1999/00 279,403 281,782
2000/01 291,980 290,554
2001/02 305,854 316,396
2002/03 321,132 331,353
2003/04 331,565 331,704
2004/05 324,120 321,339
2005/06 332,223 334,343
2006/07 348,262 353,551
2007/08 356,296 368,424
2008/09 356,050  
2009/10 365,975  

The Compact calls for 2.5 percent annual enrollment growth at the CSU through fiscal year 2010/11. This level of growth is consistent with projected enrollment targets that take into account numerous factors, including review of the California Department of Finance–Demographic Research Unit’s enrollment projections, consultation with campus presidents, and reviews of K-12 enrollment patterns. Due to the state’s budget crisis, CSU Compact enrollment growth was not funded in 2008/09.

CSU Enrollment Growth Under the Higher Education Compact (Targets)

CSU Enrollment Growth Under the Higher Education Compact (Target)

2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
332,223 348,262 356,296 356,050 365,975 374,762

Beginning in 2009 and going through 2015, the Department of Finance projects enrollment demand for the CSU to increase by more than 34,000 students, with fall term headcounts growing from a projected 448,214 in 2009 to 482,367 in 2015.

Department of Finance - Fall Term Enrollment Projection

Department of Finance - Fall Term Enrollment Projection

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
448,214 455,635 464,653 471,219 475,728 479,802 482,367