San Diego State | CSU San Marcos
The San Diego region is comprised of Imperial and San Diego counties and includes two CSU campuses: San Diego State and CSU San Marcos. Together, those campuses had a direct annual spend of
$1.9 billion in 2019.
4-year averagecapital expenditures
22,600 jobs, $2.8 billion in industry activity and
$164 million in tax revenue annually.
Increased alumni earnings of
$3.4 billion supported an additional nearly
20,700 jobs, $1.1 billion in labor income and
$3.4 billion in industry activity.
For every dollar of direct spending at San Diego campuses,
$1.57 of positive economic activity is generated in the state.
For every dollar the state invested in San Diego campuses,
$8.64 in statewide spending is generated. In 2018-19, state appropriations to these campuses totaled nearly $347.2 million.
When the impact of enhanced earnings of San Diego region alumni is included, for every dollar the state invested in these campuses, the
total spending impact increases to $26.04.