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

Where Are CSU Students From? ​

  • 94 percent of all enrolled students are ​from California.
  • 94 percent of new undergraduate transfers are from California community colleges.
  • ​​88​ percent of first-time students attended California public high schools.

CSU Studen​​ts Are Unique

  • More than 45​0,000 students enrolled in the CSU in fall 2022.​
  • More than half of CSU students are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. 
  • Nearly half of undergraduates receive the Pell Grant. ​
  • Nearly one-third of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college.