Nine of the top 20 fund-raising colleges in the category of public master's institutions are California State University campuses, according to a national report just released by the Council for Aid to Education.
In fact, the top three are all CSU campuses. CSU Long Beach was number one with a total of $26.8 million raised, followed by number two Fresno State with $24.9 million, and number three Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with $23.5 million.
Other CSU campuses in the top 20 in this category
In the public doctoral II category, San Diego State was second in the nation with $32.3 million raised; in the category of public specialized institutions, the California Maritime Academy, which raised $5.1 million dollars, was ranked ninth in the nation.
All of the figures are based on the 1998/99 academic year.
Since the early 1990s, the CSU has significantly increased its fund-raising efforts. In 1998/99, the CSU campuses raised a total $232.5 million in donations from individuals and organizations, more than double the $98 million raised in the 1991/92 academic year Altogether, from 1991/92 through 1998/99, the CSU has raised nearly $1.3 billion in donations.
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