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About the CSU

The CSU system is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California.

The California State University educates more than 450,000 students each year.

The CSU has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States.

​​Learn More About the CSU​​​​​

Our Alumni

Our mission

Notable CSU alumni have gone on to lead key industries, from aerospace and health care to the arts and technology.​

Meet Our Remarkable Alumni​

Our History

Our history

Since the signing of the Donahoe Higher Education Act in 1960, the CSU has been a powerful agent for social mobility and economic prosperity.

Read About Our History

Our Leadership

Our leadership

The Chancellor, the 25-member Board of Trustees, and campus presidents are entrusted to lead the California State University.

Meet Our Leaders


Browse a directory of websites for all 23 campuses of the California State University.

Find a Campus​​​

​The CSU's Mission

The 23 campuses of the CSU prepare significant numbers of alumni to create California's future.​

Learn About Our Mission


Current and past budgets, coded memos, budget presentations, legislative reports—you’ll find them all here.

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​​Honorary Degrees​

Who has received an honorary degree from the California State University?​

See Degree Recipients

Accreditation & State Authorization

The CSU campuses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Learn About the Campuses’ Accreditation

Branding Guidelines

Wondering how to use the CSU name and logo in media? Have a style question?

See the CSU Branding Standards

Contact the CSU

The California State University Office of the Chancellor

401 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802-4210
(562) 951-4000

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