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Buildings on CSU Los Angeles campusThe California State University is indispensable to California's economic prosperity. It is the nation's largest university system, with 23 campuses and eight off-campus centers, 437,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff. Graduate students number over 51,000. The CSU, stretching from Humboldt in the north to San Diego in the south, is renowned for the quality of its teaching and preparing job-ready graduates.

The CSU offers more than 1,413 master's degree programs in some 258 subject areas, as well as a variety of teaching credential programs. Many programs and courses are available online. A select number of doctoral degrees are offered jointly with the University of California or with private universities in California, and a newly authorized, independent education doctorate is being developed across the CSU.

The CSU plays a critical role in preparing outstanding candidates for the job market. With 100,000 annual graduates, the CSU drives California's economy in information technology, life sciences, agriculture, business, education, international trade, public administration, entertainment, and multimedia industries. About a third of the master's degrees awarded each year in California are from the CSU.

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Last Update: October 14, 2013