The Parking Program provides campus-parking facilities as authorized under the provisions of Section 89701 of the Education Code. The program itself is self-supporting and derives most of its revenues from parking fees paid by students, faculty, staff and visitors. Additional income is available from interest on retained earnings.
Consistent with CSU objectives for increased accountability at the campus levels, management of all operations of the parking program is decentralized to the campus level. Campuses deposit parking fee revenue into a campus-specific parking fund and have the authority to expend those funds directly. Parking fee revenue expenditures are restricted to the acquisition, construction and maintenance of campus parking facilities.
In 2019-20, the California State University had a total of 165,808 temporary and permanent parking spaces.