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.
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.
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.