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Sacramento State

Sacramento State offers students extensive research and internship opportunities in the heart of state government, including the nationally recognized Capital Fellows program. The campus has the state’s largest cooperative education program, placing students from all majors in paid positions where they receive academic credit. In 2000 and 2004, the campus was the site for the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators.


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Sacramento State's Annual Spending chart






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Sacramento State’s annual impact on the Sacramento Valley region is enormous. Annual spending related to Sacramento State in the Sacramento Valley region ($534 million) generates a total impact of more than $930 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains more than 16,000 jobs in the region, and generates nearly $52 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—nearly $2 billion of the earnings by alumni from Sacramento State are attributable to their CSU degrees.


Sacramento State improves California’s economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Sacramento State has the largest cooperative education program in the state, providing students from all majors the chance to earn academic credit while getting practical experience in their fields. The program includes a “virtual co-op,” in which teams of students are paid by technology-related companies to work from campus facilities.



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Last Updated: April 27, 2005