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 one of
the state’s largest cooperative education programs,
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.
High Magnitude Economic Impact
Sacramento State’s annual impact on the Sacramento Valley
region and the State of California is enormous:
- Annual spending related to Sacramento State ($607 million)
generates a total impact of $816 million on the regional
economy, and more than $1 billion on the statewide economy.
- This impact sustains nearly 9,000 jobs in the region and
- Per year, the impact generates more than $52.5 million in local
and nearly $67 million in statewide tax revenue.
- Even greater—nearly $2.9 billion of the earnings by alumni
from Sacramento State are attributable to their CSU degrees,
which creates an additional $4.7 billion of industry activity
throughout the state.
Sacramento State improves California’s economy with
research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
- 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. Biology students are helping the Sacramento crime lab
with DNA matching. Physical therapy students are guiding
stroke victims in regaining their mobility. Government students,
through the innovative Sacramento Semester and Capital Fellows
programs, are staffing legislative offices at the State Capitol. And
for more than 40 years, future art teachers have been showing
underserved children how to paint in the Barrio Arts program.
- Statewide, CSU produces 89 percent of the total graduates in
criminal justice-related disciplines. Sacramento State’s criminal
justice program is one of the largest in any North American
- CSU helps communities understand their economies, population
trends, industries, and social issues. Sacramento State has established
numerous institutes for these purposes, including The Center for
California Studies, The Center for Collaborative Policy, and the Institute
for Social Research.
Sacramento State improves life in the Sacramento Valley region
through research, arts and community service.
- About 36 percent of the students at Sacramento State volunteer through
service learning, giving more than 2 million hours of their time each year.
A new Sac State Serves program has been created to engage the campus
community in done-in-a-day programs such as a clean-up of area creeks.
Students also are putting their spring and winter breaks to constructive
use assisting community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and
the Sacramento Tree Foundation during annual Alternative Breaks.
- When it comes to arts programs, the University shines. The Latin
Jazz Band and the Sacramento State Jazz Singers won “Outstanding
Performance” recognitions from Downbeat magazine, the jazz world’s
premiere publication. Sacramento State also holds its annual Festival
of the Arts, with events highlighting the University’s commitment to
theatre, music, art, design, and creative writing.
- Sacramento State is one of the premier track and field facilities in the
nation. The campus hosted 172,000 people at the 2004 U.S. Olympic
Track and Field Trials, and previously hosted the event in 2000. The
campus also hosted three consecutive NCAA Division I Track and Field
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