Welcome to the CSU​

Sixty-one year​s ago, a visionary group of women and men developed a revolutionary pl​an to change the future of California by changing the future of its people through education. From that vision was born the California State University the largest and most ethnically and economically diverse public university i​n the nation. The success of our students and alumni, their families and communities, an​d indeed this Golden State are nested in the mission, vision and values of this remarkable institution. ​


About the CSU

The CSU plays a critical role in providing future leaders with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to thrive in the workforce and help drive California’s economy.​

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Structure & Leadership

CSU's Board of Trustees, presidents and division leaders are responsible for maintaining the university’s promise of opportunity, preparation and academic quality to CSU students.



Twenty-three campuses spread across the length and breadth of California educate 482,000 students and graduate more than 120,000 every year.

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