The California State University conforms
to data reporting procedures for reporting voluntary support
established by the Council for Aid to Education (CAE). CAE
reports include only outright gifts, grants and pledge payments
received during the fiscal year from individuals and organizations.
The CSU voluntary support report follows CAE guidelines and
represents the work of development offices at each of the
23 campuses. CAE reporting does not include any unpaid pledges.
CAE publishes national comparison data that helps track giving
to higher education in public and private colleges and universities
and two- and four-year institutions.
Combined income from voluntary support and special revenue
represents the total external support of the California State
University. In determining the nature of gifts and the proper
accounting of voluntary support, the CSU follows the standards
developed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education
as outlined in CASE Management Reporting Standards (1996).
CASE standards have been developed in cooperation with the
National Association of College and University Business Officers
In addition to private support represented in the voluntary
support section, the CSU also tracks external support derived
from other sources that are not counted under CAE policies
or reported in the voluntary support report. Data included
in the special revenue report includes sponsorships, bequest
expectancies and revocable trusts, multi-year pledges, contracts,
sponsored research, government grants, property transfers,
and funds that are distributed to campuses from endowment.
Income from special revenue sources are reported according
procedures established by the Division of University Advancement
of the Office of the Chancellor.
Information on alumni is obtained from data submitted by
each campus to CAE. Alumni are defined by CSU campuses in
one of three ways: former students—full- or part-time,
undergraduate or graduate—who have earned some credit
toward one of the degrees, certificates, or diplomas offered
by the reporting institution (CASE, 1996); all graduates and
degree holders of the institution; all graduates, degree holders and credential
holders of the institution. Addressable alumni are defined
as those alumni for whom the university has a current address.