The social and economic impact of the California
State University on the state of California is enormous.
With more than 474,000 students on
23 campuses, the CSU is the largest university in the United States and has
an extremely significant impact on the economy of the state and
the regions where its campuses are located.
This Web site highlights a
landmark study the CSU recently conducted, the first time a systemwide impact analysis
of this magnitude has been undertaken. The results show the CSU is an economic, social
and cultural powerhouse in the state of California, directly or indirectly affecting every
resident of the state. This Web site will highlight in more detail the significant role the
CSU plays in solving critical problems and providing innovative solutions for the state,
helping to provide a quality of life in California that is unparalleled.