California State University is the stateís leading source
for students who choose careers in public administration
CSU graduates nearly 400 majors annually in public administration
and urban planning, accounting for 62 percent of the stateís
total graduates in these majors. In addition, according
to the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs
and Administration, the CSU produces more than 15 percent
of the accredited MPA graduates in the country.
The CSU is renowned for instilling in its students a commitment
to service and giving back to the public.
One result of the systemís leadership in public administration
is the large number of CSU alumni among elected officials.
In the 2005Ė06 legislative session, 41 of the 120 members
of the California legislature are CSU alumni. In addition,
20 CSU graduates currently serve in the U.S. Congress.
campuses have long played an important role in California
to help communities and regions understand their economies,
population trends, industries, and social and community
Fullertonís Center for Demographic Research provides population,
housing and employment data for public agencies, local jurisdictions,
regional planning bodies and businesses. CSU Fullertonís
Social Science Research Center focuses on annual labor market
surveys for the California Cooperative Occupational Information
System, the Orange County Business Council and the Santa
Ana Chamber of Commerce.