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CSU Statement on California Governor and Legislative Leaders 2022-23 Budget Agreement



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California Governor Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature's Democratic leaders unveiled their $300 billion spending plan for 2022-23. Their agreement includes a total increase in ongoing funding of $365 millionincluding $211 million in unallocated funding and $81 million for enrollment growth​and $1.1 billion in one-time funding for the California State University (CSU).

The following statement can be attributed to CSU Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester:

“The California State University (CSU) is grateful for the significant investment in the CSU. Receiving ongoing funding totaling $365 million and one-time funding totaling $1.1 billion in the state budget agreement will enable us to address some mission-critical priorities, including increasing compensation for our valued employees and paying mandatory costs.

“The CSU continues to be one of California's best investments, but there is challenging work ahead to ensure that the CSU's deserving students continue to thrive. Closing equity gaps will create an even more diverse and talented workforce benefiting all Californians, but this priority requires significant investment for years to come. Moreover, staff compensation and critical deferred maintenance and facility needs still remain. Considering the state's unprecedented funding surplus, it is disappointing that additional support to address these important priorities was not allocated. Doing so would have provided extra benefit to students, faculty and staff to ensure their health and safety, as well as continued educational excellence through state-of-the-art learning environments on our 23 campuses.

“Governor Newsom's multi-year budget compact pledges to propose predictable and reliable levels of funding in the future, as well as protection against economic uncertainty. For that, we are appreciative. We look forward to ongoing partnership with our state's leadership as we continue to elevate lives, families and communities through the transformative power of higher education."​

The budget agreement includes ongoing funding totaling $365 million. Highlights include:

  • $211 million unallocated increase to the CSU
  • $35 million for Graduation Initiative 2025
  • $81 million for resident enrollment growth of 9,434 full-time equivalent students
  • $10 million for student basic needs

The budget agreement also includes one-time funding totaling $1.1 billion. Highlights include:

  • $497 million for student housing projects on nine CSU campuses
  • $125 million for deferred maintenance
  • $67.5 million for a portion of California State University, Fullerton's Engineering and Computer Science Complex Expansion.
  • $80 million for a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facility at San Diego State University's Imperial Valley campus.
  • $79 million for a student center at California State University, San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus
  • $75 million for equipment and infrastructure improvements at CSU university farms
  • $83 million for the Energy Innovation Center at California State University, Bakersfield
  • $30 million for legislative priorities on eight CSU campuses

About the California State University

The California State University is the largest system of four-year higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 477,000 students and 56,000 faculty and staff. Nearly 40 percent of the CSU's undergraduate 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 more than 132,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 4 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU in the CSU NewsCenter.