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Cal State San Marcos

As the first of a new generation of CSU campuses, California State University, San Marcos shares a tradition of excellence in teaching. It offers 22 bachelor’s and nine master’s degree programs along with 13 teacher credential programs. The College of Business Administration has received national recognition for its “Senior Experience” program, which requires all graduating seniors to gain practical business experience by working with off-campus companies or organizations.


High Magnitude Economic Impact


Cal State San Marcos' Annual Spending chart






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San Marcos Powerpoint 542 KB

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Cal State San Marcos’ annual impact on the San Diego region is enormous. Annual spending related to Cal State San Marcos in the San Diego region ($161 million) generates a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. This impact sustains more than 5,000 jobs in the region, and generates $16 million per year in tax revenue. Even greater—$103 million of the earnings by alumni from Cal State San Marcos are attributable to their CSU degrees.


Cal State San Marcos improves California’s economy with research, education, and an entrepreneurial spirit. CSU campuses consistently earn national accolades for the quality of their teaching programs. Cal State San Marcos recently acquired a facility for its Middle-Level Teacher Education Program, which prepares teachers for the toughest assignments in education.



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Last Updated: April 27, 2005