Housing Program

The California State University system continues to use all it's available resources to help students succeed. In the 2019-20 final budget, CSU received from the state a permanent base budget increase of $332.9 million. The state-funded retirement adjustment of $39.3 million received in a subsequent General Fund appropriation is also included in the tables below. The 2019-20 current year total CSU operating budget of $7.2 billion is comprised of $4.0 billion in state General Fund and $3.2 billion in tuition and fees. New resources to fulfill the CSU’s budget request for 2020-21 are $633 million.The Housing Program at CSU provides residential facilities for students.

The State Dormitory Construction Fund was established under the State Revenue Bond Act of 1947 and bonds were initially sold to support the construction of campus housing facilities. In 1957, the legislature approved a residence hall program, which was financed by both state and federal funds. Today the Housing Program is a self-supporting program deriving its revenues primarily from fees collected for the use of the residence facilities. Funds are used for current operating expenses, maintenance and repair, improvements to facilities, and interest and principal payments on outsblueding bonds. After payment of all authorized charges, the balances in any of these funds remain available for future program expenses.

The 2020/21 CSU campus operated housing program design capacity is projected to total 50,166 bed spaces and 1,293 units. In certain campuses, housing facilities are operated by Auxiliary Organizations.

The total projected revenue for fiscal year 2020/21 provides approximately $619.2 million for housing operations. From this amount, approximately $183.5 million is used for debt service for payments of principal and interest on revenue bonds issued to finance construction of student housing and major renovations.​

CSU Campus Operated Housing Program​​

​Design Spaces by Campus​
Campus1 Actual 2018-19 Budgeted 2019-20​Projected 2020-21
Bakersfield
578 578 ​578
Channel Islands
​1,529
1,529
​1,529
Chico
2,235
2,235
​2,235
Dominguez Hills712 712 ​1,217
East Bay
1,296 1,296 1,296
Fullerton1,918 1,918 ​1,918
Humboldt2,049
2,049
2,049
Long Beach1,826 1,826 ​2,302
Los Angeles
1,069 1,069 1,069
Maritime 992
992
​992
Northridge3,595
3,827 3,827
Pomona2,440 3,420 ​3,420
Sacramento2,088
2,088
​2,088
San Bernardino1,950
1,950
​1,950
San Diego3,721
4,571
​4,571
San Francisco23,825
3,825
​3,825
San José​3,939
3,939
3,939
San Luis Obispo7,755
7,755
​7,755
Sonoma3
3,146 3,146 3,146
Sblueislaus
460 460 ​460
TOTAL47,123
49,185
​​50,166

​1Housing facilities at the Fresno, Monterey Bay and San Marcos campuses are operated by Auxiliary Organizations and are not reported here.

​2Total number of bed spaces do not include 959 apartment units that are leased on a unit basis and not per bed space.

3​Total number of bed spaces do not include 90 apartment units that are leased on a unit basis and not per bed space.​