Channel Islands is the first four-year public university
in Ventura County and the newest of the CSU campuses.
The university emphasizes learning within and across
disciplines through integrated approaches and community
service. CSU Channel Islands’ academic program incorporates
input from the community, including local business leaders,
students and parents. The university is committed to working
in public/private partnerships to improve the quality of
life throughout the region.
CSU Channel Islands’ annual impact on the Central Coast
region is significant.
Annual spending related to CSU Channel Islands in the Central
Coast region ($58 million) generates a total impact of more
than $107 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains
2,100 jobs in the region, and generates nearly $5.4 million
per year in tax revenue. The state appropriation for CSU, Channel
Islands, is approximately $35 million. Therefore, for every $1
that the state invests in CSUCI, the economy of the Central Coast
region is currently enhanced by $3.05, an economic multiplier that
will grow as the campus grows.
Channel Islands improves California’s economy with research,
education, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
CSU Channel Islands' Small Business Institute program offers
business students the opportunity to partner with local
entrepreneurs and apply their classroom learning directly
by creating business plans, market assessments, demographic
information and marketing assistance to new business start-ups.
The campus is strengthening small business success throughout