"It is going to be crucially important that America field the best educated, the most motivated, the most innovative young people that it can in order to be competitive worldwide." Donald R. Beall Retired Chairman and CEO Rockwell San Jose State Alumnus

CSU Impacts by Campus

The California State University is a leader in providing access to quality education. With 23 campuses statewide, the CSU is:

  • The country's largest university system with more than 427,000 students.

  • The country's most diverse university system—minority enrollment tops 56 percent, twice the national average for four-year universities.

  • Among the lowest-cost universities in relation to comparable institutions nationwide.

The CSU's campuses are committed to excellence, diversity and innovation, and the CSU's faculty and staff have earned national and international recognition for their academic achievements and service to community. The value of the CSU is greater than the total impact of its spending—the CSU's campuses provide hundreds of thousands of job-ready graduates each year who contribute significantly to California and its economy.