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CSU East Bay

CSU East Bay’s remarkable diversity mirrors the region it serves. While more than 85 percent of its students are residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties—and the vast majority of its 90,000 alumni reside and work in the region—the university also attracts students from across the county and more than 80 countries. Named a “Best in the West” college by The Princeton Review, the university received national attention for its innovative freshman year experience and learning communities. The university’s commitment to meeting the region’s workforce needs is reflected in its recent designation as the site of the East Bay Biotechnology Center.


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CSU East Bay's Annual Spending chart






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East Bay Powerpoint 541 KB

Statewide Powerpoint 798 KB


CSU East Bay’s annual impact on the Bay Area region is enormous. Annual spending related to CSU East Bay in the Bay Area region ($194 million) generates a total impact of $341 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains more than 4,600 jobs in the region, and generates $19 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—$1 billion of the earnings by alumni from CSU East Bay are attributable to their CSU degrees.


CSU East Bay improves California’s economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. CSU campuses have long played an important role in helping communities and regions understand their economies, population trends, industries, and social and community issues. To respond to these needs, CSU East Bay has established the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies and the Center for Educational Leadership.



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Last Updated: May 17, 2005