​Community En​​gagement in the CSU​

The CSU is committed to preparing students to be informed, active leaders equipped with the career and civic skills essential to strengthening our communities. During the 2015-16 academic year, our collective efforts with 3,872 community partners resulted in:​
Collective efforts with 3,872 COMMUNITY PARTNERS | 68,000 CSU STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN SERVICE LEARNING |$4.1 MILLION in external funds raised by CSU campuses and the system office to support service learning | 20,281 MASTER’S DEGREES were awarded in 2015-16

  • ​Nearly 68,000 CSU students participating in a service-learning experience across 3,139 service-learning courses. 
  • $4.1 million in external funds raised by CSU campuses and the system office to support service learning. This equates to a return on investment of $4 for every dollar invested by the state for community engagement. 
  • 3,574 CSU STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students and 4,613 K-12 students participating in STEM programs developed by the CSU’s 15 STEM VISTA members, who implemented 164 new internships, undergraduate research opportunities, and service-learning experiences for STEM students and provided 346 hours of training to 1,324 participants. 
  • 14 CSU campuses being named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National & Community Service. CSU campuses were recognized for community service, economic opportunity and education. San Bernardino and Stanislaus were recognized for their achievements in all three categories. The Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions for their commitment to and achievement in community service.​

Graduate ​​​Studies​

  • In 2015-16,​ the CSU enrolled more than 54,000 post baccalaureate/graduate students. 
  • 20,281 master’s degrees were awarded in 2015-16.
  • CSU graduate programs integrate specialized training in the theory, research methodologies and critical analyses within a given discipline.
  • Doctor of Education programs on 16 campuses serve more than 800 doctoral students from diverse backgrounds, preparing them for top leadership roles in P-12 education and community colleges.