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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.


  • Los Angeles Times: San Bernardino, Fresno, Chico ... these     universities save the state

  • Chancellor Reed speaks on the importance of CSU's impact

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Last Updated: November 26, 2008