CSU students largely come from California and mostly remain in the state after graduation, applying the skills and knowledge they have learned to help California’s economy thrive.

Where Do CSU Students Co​​​me From? ​

  • 95 percent of all enrolled students come from California. 
  • 91 percent of new undergraduate transfers come from a California Community College. 
  • ​​88 percent of first-time freshmen come from California public high schools. 

CSU Studen​​ts Are Unique

  • 481,210 students enrolled in the CSU in fall 2018.​
  • ​More than half of CSU students are students of color. 
  • 43 percent of undergraduates are recipients of a Pell Grant, a need-based grant offered to low-income undergraduates. ​
  • One-third of undergraduates are the first in their families to attend college.