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

Where Are CSU Students From? ​

  • 94% of all enrolled students are ​from California.
  • 92% of new undergraduate transfers are from California community colleges.
  • ​​88​% of first-time students attended California public high schools.

CSU Studen​​ts Are Unique

  • More than 454,640 students enrolled in the CSU in fall 2023.​
  • More than half* of CSU students are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. 
  • Nearly half of undergraduates receive the Pell Grant. ​
  • More than one-quarter of undergraduates​ are the first in their families to attend college. 

*Actual total is 52.6%.