The California State University (CSU) announces its Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) for the 2012/2013 academic year.
Established in 1987, the CSU CDIP is the largest program of its kind in the United States. As of June 2011 the program has loaned $40 million to 1,872 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation, and 1,054 of these participants have successfully earned doctoral degrees. Among participants who have earned their doctoral degrees, 600 (57 percent) have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.
The California State University is the largest higher education system in the United States. It's comprised of 23 campuses with an enrollment of almost 433,000 students, and approximately 44,000 faculty and staff. The CSU offers over 1,800 bachelor's and master's degree programs, a select number of joint doctoral programs, and a doctoral program in education.
This program provides student loans to a limited number of individuals pursuing full-time doctoral degrees at accredited universities throughout the United States. After participants receive their doctoral degrees and obtain a qualifying instructional position in the CSU, a portion of their loan from this program will be forgiven every year.