the only university in the CSU system with a service-learning
graduation requirement, CSU Monterey Bay has earned national
recognition for its work in helping students examine issues
of justice, diversity and social responsibility through
Home to the nonpartisan Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute
for Public Policy, CSU Monterey Bay helps California’s communities
meet the challenges of the 21st century.
CSU Monterey Bay’s annual impact on the Central Coast region
Annual spending related to CSU Monterey Bay in the Central
Coast region ($102 million) generates a total impact of
almost $180 million on the regional economy. This impact
sustains 3,300 jobs in the region, and generates more than
$10 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—nearly
$22 million of the earnings by alumni from CSU Monterey
Bay are attributable to their CSU degrees.
Monterey Bay improves California’s economy with research,
education, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
CSU Monterey Bay’s highly regarded master’s of science degree
in marine science is taught in conjunction with the Moss
Landing Marine Laboratory, providing students valuable on-site