Throughout its history, the California State University has had a wide
reaching and powerful impact on the culture and economy of California and
its people. The 2020 Economic Impact Study provides a refreshed
understanding of the CSU's contributions to the state as well as the
impact of the CSU's research activities on students, communities, and
California's pivotal industries.
Perhaps no other state-funded institution in California provides a more
powerful return-on-investment than the CSU, serving as an economic
catalyst for the state, and consistently boosting the earnings capacity
of its alumni.
From Humboldt State University in the north to San Diego State
University in the south, the 23 campuses of the CSU have a vibrant
impact on the culture and economies of their counties and communities.
The CSU's applied research helps California's industries remain
innovative and competitive, even as the university's emphasis on student
success ensures graduates are well-prepared to contribute to
California's robust economy.