Parking Program

The Parking Program provides campus-parking facilities as authorized under the provisions of Section 89701 of the Education Code. The program itself is self-supporting and derives most of its revenues from parking fees paid by students, faculty, staff and visitors. Additional income is available from interest on retained earnings.

Consistent with CSU objectives for increased accountability at the campus levels, management of all operations of the parking program is decentralized to the campus level. Campuses deposit parking fee revenue into a campus-specific parking fund and have the authority to expend those funds directly. Parking fee revenue expenditures are restricted to the acquisition, construction and maintenance of campus parking facilities.  The total projected revenue for fiscal year 2020/21 provides approximately $129.5 million for parking operations. From this amount, approximately $35.7 million is used for debt service for payments of principal and interest on revenue bonds issued to finance construction of parking facilities and major renovations. 

To facilitate the trustees’ policy of providing adequate parking throughout the system at the lowest possible fee, every effort is made to minimize operating costs. The 2020/21 proposed budget incorporates reimbursements to the General Fund for supervising and dispatching services provided by the campuses. Expenditures relating to utilities, communications, and support services provided by the General Fund are reflected as direct or indirect costs, as appropriate.

The California State University had a total of 163,314 temporary and permanent spaces as of July 1, 2019. By the end of 2020/21, the projected total number of usable parking spaces is 170,534.​

Parking S​paces By Location

Campus
Actual 2018-19
Budgeted 2019-20
​Projected 2020-21
Bakersfield​
3,954
3,954
​3,954
Channel Islands
2,533
2,533
2,533
Chico2,518
2,784
​2,784
Dominguez Hills4,906
4,9064,906
East Bay5,427
5,427
​5,427
Contra Costa894 894 894
Fresno8,522
8,522
​8,522
Fullerton11,660
12,801 12,801
Humboldt2,177
2,177
​2,177
Long Beach14,078
14,076
14,076
Los Angeles6,460
8,679
8,679
Maritime ​1,124
1,124
1,124
Monterey Bay3,718
3,849
3,849​
Northridge12,049
13,657 13,657
Pomona14,078
​14,097
​14,097
Sacramento13,887
13,887
13,887
San Bernardino8,574
8,574
​8,574
Palm Desert612
612
​612
San Diego13,919
13,927
​13,927
Imperial Valley
276 27​6 ​276
San Francisco
2,731
2,731
​2,731
San Jos​é​
6,355
6,168
7,668​
San Luis Obispo7,894
7,894
7,894​
San Marcos6,154
6,657
6,657​
Sonoma5,357
5,357
5,359​
Stanislaus3,025
3,025
3,025​
Chancellor's Office444
444
444​
TOTAL
163,314
169,034
​170,534​