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Statement on Governor’s 2021-22 January Budget Proposal




​​​​​The following statement can be attributed to California State University Chancellor Joseph I. Castro:

“Governor​ Newsom's 2021-22 January b​udget proposal provides a welcome reinvestment in the California State University and demonstrates his continued belief in the power of public higher education in developing future leaders of our state and improving the lives of the residents of California.

“As demonstrated over the past several years, the state's investment in the CSU has led to greater access and record levels of achievement for students under Graduation Initiative 2025, which in turn produces career-ready graduates in a timely manner. We appreciate this thoughtful proposed investment that will undoubtedly lead to more Californians from all backgrounds earning high-quality, life-transforming degrees and furthering the Golden State's economic recovery."

Governor Newsom unveiled his 2021-22 January budget proposal, which includes $144.5 million in recurring funding for the CSU including $30 million to support students' basic and essential needs. Additionally, the proposal includes $225 million in one-time funding for the CSU of which $175 million would support the university's efforts to address deferred maintenance of aging infrastructure projects across the 23 campuses.

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The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 53,000 faculty and staff and 486,000 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California community colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever-changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards nearly 129,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3.8 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.