CSU students largely come from California and mostly remain in the state after graduation, applying the skills and knowledge ​they have learned to help California’s economy thrive.

Where Do CSU Students Co​​​me From? ​

  • 95 percent of all enrolled students come ​from CA.
  • 95 percent of new undergraduate transfers come from CA community colleges.
  • ​​89​ percent of first-time students come from CA public high schools.

CSU Studen​​ts Are Unique

  • 485,550 students enrolled in the CSU in fall 2020.​
  • ​Nearly half of CSU students are underrepresented minorities (URM). 
  • Half of undergraduates receive the Pell grant. ​
  • Nearly one-third of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college.