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San Diego State

San Diego State is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. As a Doctoral/Research University-Intensive, it is among the top seven percent of U.S. higher education institutions. San Diego State ranks among the top 100 public universities in the country in research expenditures. Its undergraduate International Business Program is also rated the nationís top study abroad program by the Institute for International Education.


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San Diego State Universityís annual impact on the San Diego region is enormous. Annual spending related to San Diego State University in the San Diego region ($887 million) generates a total impact of nearly $2 billion on the regional economy. This impact sustains nearly 25,000 jobs in the region, and generates nearly $96 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—nearly $3 billion of the earnings by alumni from San Diego State University are attributable to their CSU degrees.


San Diego State University improves Californiaís economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. San Diego State University is home to the nationís only undergraduate, triple-degree international business programs (CaMexUS with Canada and Mexico, and TransAmerica with Mexico and Chile).



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Last Updated: May 17, 2005