The California State University system begins 2018-19 better positioned to help students succeed. The CSU received an increase of $323.9 million from the state, which includes $197.3 million in permanent base funding and $126.6 million in one-time funding. Our $6.77 billion operating fund budget for the current year includes $3.65 billion in state general fund and $3.12 billion in tuition and fee revenue.
The operating fund budget is focused on fulfilling CSU’s core mission: to serve students with a high-quality, affordable and accessible education. As shown below, the CSU spends over 75 percent of its budget, $5.1 billion, on instruction, academic support, student services and financial aid. All of these activities promote student success, enrich the academic experience and ensure that each graduate is ready to succeed in the workforce.
With increased state support, the CSU continues to be one of the best investments for the state of California:
The CSU also continues to be efficient with its resources and prides itself on being a good fiscal steward:
As the CSU continues to grow, we remain focused on improving our academic and student services, our campus facilities and the overall experience of our nearly half a million students.