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Faculty and Staff

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TOTAL EMPLOYEES BY OCCUPATIONAL GROUP​​​​NUMBER​PERCENT
​Faculty​26,234​51.6%
​Professional & Technical​13,970​27.5%
​Management​1,697​3.3%
Office & Administrative Support​4,820​9.5%
​Service​2,397​4.7%
​Constr​uction, Maintenance & Transportation​1,722​​3.4%
​TOTAL​50,840​100%

TOTAL FACULTY TIMEBASE​​NUMBER​PERCENT
​Full-Time​12,744​48.6%
​Part-Time​​13,490​51.4%
​TOTAL​26,234​100%
TOTAL FULL-TIME FACULTY BY ACADEMIC RANK​NUMBER​PERCENT
​Professor​4,761​37.4%
​Associate Professor​2,390​18.8%
​Assistant Professor​2,925​23.0%
Lecturer​​2,668​20.9%
​TOTAL​​​12,744​​100.1%​​


Research, Scholarship and Creative ​Activity


At the CSU, research and scholarly and creative activity instill in students a passion for learning and discovery, while solving the most pressing challenges facing California, the nation and the world. Students gain opportunities for deep learning that connect them with their studies, helping them be successful and earn their degree. They practice real-world skills that prepare them for the demands of the future, ensuring they're prepared to compete in today’s job market. Research opportunities also enable the CSU to recruit and retain top-tier scholars who, with their students, stimulate innovation and economic growth. Through work in the labs, clinics and studios, CSU faculty and students advance California’s innovation and prosperity.​​

CSU RESEARCH & SPONSORED ​PROGRAMS 2015 - 16​NUMBER​PERC​ENT
​Federal​378,977,000​65%
​State​101,153,000​17%
​Local Government​19,569,000​3%
Non-Government​​79,346,000​14%
​TOTAL​579,045,000​99%

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  • Research enhances student success, faculty-student scholarship, faculty career development, knowledge renewal and intellectual property creation while enhancing the economic development of the region. 
  • In 2015-16, the CSU received $579 million in external funding. This represents a slight increase at a time when external research funding for higher education is decreasing nationally. 
  • Teacher-scholars conduct cutting-edge research. Topics are diverse, ranging from improving agricultural production through microbiology to inaugurating a new era of astronomy. 
  • Research focuses on projects that benefit the public, enhance economic development and apply theoretical concepts to practical outcomes with significant societal impact. 
  • The CSU has nine multi-campus centers, known as “affinity groups” that advance and extend the CSU knowledge and learning mission, share campus best practices and develop a professional workplace by supporting collaborative student-faculty practices. Stay up-to-date on new research developments at calstate.edu/research

For data definitions and additional statistics, please see the CSU Employee Profile at ​calstate.edu/hr/employee-profile​

1 Employee reporting has been aligned with the 2010 Standard Occupational Classifications published by the National Bureau of Labor Standards.

Note: Data includes all employees with the exception of student employees, other intermittent or casual employees, and faculty teaching in extension, special sessions, and summer sessions



​Research, Scholarship and Creative ​Activity


At the CSU, research and scholarly and creative activity instill in students a passion for learning and discovery, while solving the most pressing challenges facing California, the nation and the world. Students gain opportunities for deep learning that connect them with their studies, helping them be successful and earn their degree. They practice real-world skills that prepare them for the demands of the future, ensuring they're prepared to compete in today’s job market. Research opportunities also enable the CSU to recruit and retain top-tier scholars who, with their students, stimulate innovation and economic growth. Through work in the labs, clinics and studios, CSU faculty and students advance California’s innovation and prosperity.​​


CSU RESEARCH & SPONSORED ​PROGRAMS 2015 - 16​NUMBER​PERC​ENT
​Federal​378,977,000​65%
​State​101,153,000​17%
​Local Government​19,569,000​3%
Non-Government​​79,346,000​14%
​TOTAL​579,045,000​9



​​​Hi​​g​hli​​​ghts

  • Research enhances student success, faculty-student scholarship, faculty career development, knowledge renewal and intellectual property creation while enhancing the economic development of the region. 
  • In 2015-16, the CSU received $579 million in external funding. This represents a slight increase at a time when external research funding for higher education is decreasing nationally. 
  • Teacher-scholars conduct cutting-edge research. Topics are diverse, ranging from improving agricultural production through microbiology to inaugurating a new era of astronomy. 
  • Research focuses on projects that benefit the public, enhance economic development and apply theoretical concepts to practical outcomes with significant societal impact. 
  • The CSU has nine multi-campus centers, known as “affinity groups” that advance and extend the CSU knowledge and learning mission, share campus best practices and develop a professional workplace by supporting collaborative student-faculty practices. Stay up-to-date on new research developments at calstate.edu/research