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.
  • ​​87​ percent of first-time students come from CA public high schools.

CSU Studen​​ts Are Unique

  • 477,466 students enrolled in the CSU in fall 2021.​
  • Half of CSU students are underrepresented minorities (URM)*. 
  • Nearly half of undergraduates receive the Pell Grant. ​
  • Nearly one-third of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college. 
​*Underrepresented Minority (URM) is defined as people who identify as African American, Latinx or Native American.